Especially So (GB)

2015 brown filly by So You Think (NZ) ex Behra (Ire) (Grand Lodge (USA))

BUMPERS TO JUMPERS are delighted to have secured ESPECIALLY SO, a lovely bred, 5-year-old mare out of SO YOU THINK.

This filly has made a promising start to start to her racing career. She debuted in the autumn of 2018 (NH Flat race over an extended 1m7f on good ground) finishing a creditable fourth. She followed this up with further improvement to finish fourth again at Warwick over 1m6f. On her final start, she encountered soft ground and this, along with her first two races in quick succession was one race too much for the youngster. She was then turned away for a well earnt rest and given the opportunity to mature, strengthen and grow into herself.
She ran again at Taunton on January the 18th and again the ground was a major factor with her. Pete Ingram from Bumpers to Jumpers said “It’s clear now that she is a good ground mare, good to soft will be fine for her to but she will be kept away from all soft and heavy ground. She has a pedigree to die for and she certainly shows Kayley her potential at home. We all agree she has talent and an engine and now we have worked out her optimum conditions we are incredibly excited at what she may achieve going forward, particularly as she is stepped in trip to 20f plus. She will be running anytime from July 2020”

The form of her three races to-date stands up well with the fifth in her debut race, the third and eleventh in her second race and the fourth in her final race all winning since.
If the promise already shown on the track wasn’t enough, ESPECIALLY SO has a royal pedigree to die for. Her dam BEHRA was owned by HH Aga Khan and trained by Sir Michael Stoute. She was the winner of one race over 1m2f as a 3-year-old and placed all her other 3 starts.
Her second dam BEHERA was CHAMPION 3-YEAR-OLD FILLY IN EUROPE (1989) and won the Group 1 Prix Saint-Alary at Longchamp, runner up twice in the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and fourth in the Breeder’s Cup Turf (Grade 1).
BEHRA is one of 9 winners produced by BEHERA and has become a useful broodmare in her own right. Since retiring from racing she has produced 6 winners to-date including BARADARI, a winner (4 races) under both codes including Grade 3 & Grade 2 handicaps and the 11 time winner (both codes) BARIZAN who’s most notable victory was in the Grade 1 Champion 4yr Old Hurdle (beating CARLITO BRIGANTE by 12 lengths) at the Punchestown Festival.
ESPECIALLY SO’S sire is the legend that is SO YOU THINK. A truly word-class racehorse, taking both the southern and northern hemispheres by storm. He was AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION 3YO COLT in the 2009/10 season and continued his success in Europe being crowned CHAMPION OLDER HORSE IN IRELAND in 2011.
In all he won 10 Group/Grade 1 races in 2 hemispheres, defeating over 75 individual Group 1 winners and was rated 133 by Timeform, making SO YOU THINK the highest-rated Australian colt of the modern age. He now stands at Coolmore for $38,500.
2016 saw SO YOU THINK’S first crop of 2-year-olds and since then he has grown as a stallion. He has now produced 20 Stakes winners including Grade 1 winners D’ARGENTO, INFERENCE, LA DIOSA, NAKEETA JANE and SOPRESSA.
BUMPERS TO JUMPERS are excited to have secured the services of Grade 1 winning trainer KAYLEY WOOLLACOTT who will train ESPECIALLY SO from her stables in Somerset.
Based on the above and their expert knowledge of the National Hunt scene BUMPERS TO JUMPERS have wisely secured ESPECIALLY SO, confident in the knowledge they have a mare which ticks all the right boxes for success over the coming seasons.

For more information please ring Pete on 07525 289 816 or email pete@bumperstojumpers.co.uk.

Meet the Trainer

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Kayley Woollacott

Crewkerne, Somerset

Kayley studied a BA Hons. Business degree at Cirencester Royal Agricultural College during which she trained point to pointers as her hobby. After graduating she moved down to Devon to be with Richard. She has over 15 years’ experience training Point to Pointers alongside her late husband who trained National Hunt horses which she has taken over since he passed away.

CAREER MILESTONES

  • 100 Point to Point Winners
  • 4 Hunter Chase Winners
  • First Cheltenham Festival Runner with Millanisi Boy 2018
  • First winner in her own name with The Kings Writ 2018
  • Grade 1 Betway Top Novices’ Hurdle with Lalor 2018
  • Grade 2 Racing Post Arkle Trial with Lalor 2018

Passionate. Patient. Persistent.

Pedigree

ESPECIALLY SO (GB) SO YOU THINK (NZ) HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) SADLERS WELLS (USA)
1981
1999 KASORA (IRE)
1993
2006 TRIASSIC (NZ) TIGHTS (USA)
1981
1990 ASTRAL ROW (NZ)
1979
2015 BEHRA (IRE) GRAND LODGE (USA) CHIEF’S CROWN (USA)
1982
1991 LA PAPAGENA (GB)
1983
1999 BEHERA (IRE) MILL REEF (USA)
1968
1986 BORUSHKA (IRE)
1981

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