Cup hopes for graduate

Cup hopes for graduate14 Oct 2021

A black-type path awaits our promising farm graduate There’s A Thought, who has been in fine touch this preparation.

The progressive four-year-old has been patiently handled by trainer Daniel Morton for our good supporter Peter Morley, who operates the Western Australian syndication company Belhus Racing Stables.

There’s A Thought kicked off her current campaign with a pair of runner-up finishes before she broke her maiden at Northam and was again an impressive winner over 1800 metres at Ascot yesterday.

She settled midfield and one off the fence before making a wide move 700 metres from home and, with a sustained finish, sailed home down the outside to score by nearly two lengths.

Morley said There’s A Thought is likely to step up to 2100 metres for her next start and they would try to sneak her into the G2 Perth Cup field via a couple of Listed handicaps.

He bought the mare out of our Karaka draft for $60,000 and this year returned to purchase an Almanzor colt and a Tavistock filly from our weanling draft.

A daughter of So You Think, There’s A Thought is the second winner for the Irish-bred Shanya, who is visiting Embellish this season.

Shanya is a daughter of the G1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Ramonti. She is a half-sister to the G1 Prix de l’Opera winner Shalanya and the G2 Prix Chaudenay winner Shankardeh.