So You Think hot property on stallion market

So You Think’s value will continue to soar if he wins the G1 Cox Plate at Moonee Valley this Saturday.

The High Chaparral stallion won the 2009 Cox Plate at just his fifth start and bookmakers have pencilled him in as a long odds-on favourite to successfully defend the title.

So You Think (4h High Chaparral – Triassic by Tights) is by far the hottest property on the Australasian stallion market but there will be no decision on stud plans in the near future.

So You Think is raced by Dato Tan Chin Nam and his racing manager Duncan Ramage has confirmed there have been numerous enquiries from leading studs.

The Malaysian based owner has several options and that could also include standing the champion at his own Think Big Stud alongside Pendragon and Prince Arthur.

“Obviously the bigger studs have to be considered,” Ramage said.  “But we are prepared to review our options and try to give So You Think the very best opportunities when he is eventually retired.”

So You Think confirmed his rating as Australia’s premier galloper with a sensational last start victory in the G1 Yalumba Stakes.  He has firmed into a $1.50 Cox Plate favourite after drawing perfectly in barrier 5 on Tuesday.

Jockey Steven Arnold knows he’s on the best horse in the race and is quietly confident of emulating Glenn Boss who was aboard last year.  “He’s just a magnificent horse,” jockey Steven Arnold said.  “He’s beautiful, he’s first class and a pleasure to ride.”

Bart Cummings will also be hoping So You Think emulates Saintly who won the Cox Plate before going on to complete the Melbourne Cup double in 1996.

So You Think was bred at Windsor Park and was a $110,000 buy at the 2008 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale.  He was bred by Windsor Park’s Mike Moran and his wife Helen in partnership with Piper Farm’s Cecile and Alex Smith.

The owners received more good news earlier this month when they welcomed a three-quarter brother to So You Think.  The colt arrived just after midnight on the same day So You Think won the Yalumba Stakes!