“So You Think could yet race on next season after connections said on Monday they felt he had “shown no signs that he is ready to go to stud”.”
Without wanting to be indelicate, what might those signs be? Is he more enthusiastic about racing than sex? Is he simply not interested at all? Or [i:2yhsxzax][heavy stage whisper][/i:2yhsxzax] at this stage of his adolescence is he perhaps more interested in the colts than the fillies? Though given his New Zealand breeding this seems the least likely cause of his unreadiness.
Mr Magnier, I am agog. Please share what you know…
Meanwhile, it seems there’s a chance he’ll snaffle the Champion Stakes if the Arc‘s not taken too much out of him.
Pinza, maybe it’s as simple as they think one Northern Hemisphere breeding season lost is worth it in an attempt to boost his reputation/financial value here? If there isn’t anything more for Mr Magnier to expand on, SYT can stay here until just after Royal Ascot before heading back to Australia for his first Southern Hemisphere season.
And god forbid Coolmore stumble across this, but a return to blinkers – worn in his first Cox Plate win – wouldn’t be a bad idea from what I’ve seen.