Derby Contender for So You Think
Tara Madgwick - Saturday March 28

Quality So You Think colt Quick Thinker staked his claim for the Group I ATC Australian Derby next Saturday when scoring a stylish victory in the Group II ATC Tulloch Stakes (2000m) at Rosehill on Saturday.

Quick Thinker wins the G2 Tulloch Stakes - image Steve Hart

Trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, Quick Thinker was a Group III winner in Sydney back in the spring and was fifth to Shadow Hero and Castlelvecchio in the Group I ATC Spring Champion Stakes before spelling.

Third to glamour fillies Funstar and Probabeel in the Group II ATC Phar Lap Stakes over 1500 metres two weeks ago, he relished the step out 2000 metres and was strong to the line in winning by a length and a quarter under James McDonald.

“The track is riding heavy and he’s a proven wet tracker that can get through it,” said McDonald.

Quick Thinker was a $100,000 Inglis Easter yearlingQuick Thinker has the tidy record of three wins and four placings from 10 starts with prizemoney in excess of $290,000.

Quick Thinker was a $100,000 Inglis Easter purchase from the Coolmore draft for De Burgh Equine and was bred by Bowcock Bloodstock.

Coolmore have a stunning draft for Inglis Easter next week and you can see them here.

He is a half-brother to Group III placed The August from stakes-placed Al Maher mare Acouplamas, who comes from the family of Group I classic winners Blackfriars and Larrocha.

Acouplamas has no yearling for the sales this year and was covered last spring by Trapeze Artist.

Quick Thinker is one of eight stakes-winners this season for So You Think, who is having an outstanding run of success.


So You Think in upcoming sales:
Tulloch Stakes Gr2 2000m
Rosehill Track: Soft(7) Time: 2:05.75
Quick Thinker
T: M Baker & A Forsman J: J B Mc Donald 56
3c So You Think (NZ) x Acouplamas (AUS) (Al Maher (AUS))
Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerrys Plains
B: De Burgh Equine Ltd
MM National Weanling Sale $180,000
V:Holbrook Thoroughbreds Scone NSW
B: James Bester Bloodstock
T: M, W & J Hawkes J: J Bowman 56
3g Savabeel (AUS) x Polish Princess (GB) (Polish Precedent (USA))
T: Richard Laming J: N Rawiller 56
3g Reset (AUS) x Heriz (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Newhaven Park, Boorowa
B: Laming Racing
T: C J Waller J: Tommy Berry 56
3g Savabeel (AUS) x Bright (NZ) (Pins (AUS))
NZB Karaka - Book 1 $300,000
V:Waikato Stud Ltd
B: Kaha Syndicate / Mulcaster Bloodstock
Blazing Sunrise
T: K A Lees J: B Avdulla 56
3g Dawn Approach (IRE) x Burning Sands (AUS) (Marju (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Edinglassie Stud Muswellbrook NSW
B: Australian Bloodstock Pty Ltd
Fortress Command
T: G A Ryan J: J R Collett 56
3c Sebring (AUS) x Prairie Star (NZ) (High Chaparral (IRE))
T: Ms G Markwell J: G Boss 56
3g Poet's Voice (GB) x She's Streetsahead (AUS) (Street Sense (USA))
Pride Of Adelaide
T: Nathan Doyle J: Tim Clark 56
3g Adelaide (IRE) x Miss Montire (NZ) (Pentire (GB))
T: J C Coyle J: T Marquand 56
3g Hampton Court (AUS) x Siraiki (AUS) (Singspiel (IRE))
MM Gold Coast Yearling Sale Book 2 $45,000
V:Tartan Fields Kulnura NSW
B: Jason Coyle