Two Lauriston bred horses were first to greet the judge on Thursday 18 April 2019.
It was her third career start and the first in blinkers for WON’T THINK TWICE 3f (So You Think – Show Stealer by Tobougg) at Benalla in a maiden over a mile yesterday. The 3yo was slow from the gates to land a length behind the rest of the field. The race was run at a slow tempo and apprentice Georgina Cartwright kept her in touch. Won’t Think Twice moved to the outside at the turn but, in what appeared to be a race winning move, Jack Hill was off and running on Dixie Built. Won’t Think Twice showed an impressive turn of foot to run down the front runner to win by a length.
“She’s still new” said Cartwright after the race “and she will improve, the further she gets in trip”.
When she was at the top of the straight Cartwright explained “I’ve got a fair amount of ground to make up … but she really wanted it. Once I was a hundred out I thought I’m a chance of winning this. She fought to the line really well”.
A race replay can be seen here: Race 2 Benalla 18 Apr 2019
Won’t Think Twice was a $100,000 purchase at Inglis’ Premier Yearling Sale by Sam Pritchard-Gordon from Lauriston’s 2017 draft.
UNDOUBTABLE MISS (4m Not A Single Doubt – Spy Catcher by Tobougg) was the other Lauriston bred winner for the day. The Adelaide Magic Millions winner was sent out at 10-1 odds in the 1200 metre race at Pakenham.
From the inside gate Luke Currie kept the mare on the inside and found the lead midway down the long straight. Undoubtable Miss held off the late finishing race favourite Sunrise Dancer by a length. A race replay can be seen here: Race 7 Pakenham 18 Apr 2019
Undoubtable Miss was a $90,000 purchase by Robbie Griffiths at the 2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sale. The win was her third and took her career prizemoney to more than $240,000.
Robbie Griffiths purchased a Bel Esprit yearling half sister by to Undoubtable Miss at Inglis’ Premier Yearling Sale earlier this year.