MARE PROVES CHIP OFF WIN­NING BLOCK

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - RACEDAY PREVIEW - RAY THOMAS

THERE was a real sym­me­try hav­ing a daugh­ter of cham­pion So You Think win on Cox Plate day.

But I Know, the emerg­ing mare from Ta­ree, prompted mem­o­ries of her fa­mous sire when she scored a tough win in the TAB High­way (1800m) at Royal Rand­wick yes­ter­day.

A decade has passed since the then three-year-old So

You Think won the Cox Plate rid­den by Glen Boss.

The late Bart Cum­mings trained So You Think to an­other Cox Plate win in 2010 and the great horse was even­tu­ally re­tired as a 10-time Group 1 win­ner. He is now a lead­ing sire at Cool­more Stud in the Hunter Val­ley.

But I Know ($6) held off Am­bi­tious Prince ($11) to win by a half-neck with Weather Chan­nel ($11) three-quar­ters of a length away third. Favourite

Fast Talk­ing ($4.40) didn’t beat a run­ner to the line after hav­ing a luck­less run.

The slow mid-race tempo re­sulted in the field bunch­ing up and prompt­ing jockey An­drew Ad­kins on But I Know to go for­ward on the mare from the 800m, mak­ing a wide run that proved the win­ning move.

Trainer Ross Stitt is likely to aim But I Know at the $125,000 Coun­try Clas­sic (2000m) at Rose­hill Gar­dens on Novem­ber 9.

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