MARE PROVES CHIP OFF WINNING BLOCK
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.