Chipping Norton Target for Apollo Stakes 2022 Winner Think It Over

February 12, 2022

Chipping Norton Target for Apollo Stakes 2022 Winner Think It Over

The Kerry Parker-trained Think It Over kept the wins coming with a brilliant first-up performance to defeat a field of Group 1 horses in Randwick’s Group 2 $250,000 Apollo Stakes (1400m).

Think It Over (Photo: Steve Hart) | Races.com.au

Think It Over was outstanding first-up in the 2022 Apollo Stakes at Randwick. Photo: Steve Hart.

The six-year-old son of So You Think absolutely dominated the 2022 Apollo Stakes results late setting himself up for a stellar autumn to rival his outstanding spring campaign.

Think It Over won his Group 1 debut last March in the George Ryder Stakes and was good last prep winning four of his six starts including his past three on the trot finished-up by the $750,000 Rosehill Cup (2000m).

Fresh over 1400m he was able to add to his strong first-up record, jockey Nash Rawiller riding the eventual Apollo Stakes winner to perfection from a wide draw.

I Am Superman lead the outside setting a hectic pace up front with Riodini second and keen to challenge.

Those two put a gap on the rest of the field and Rawiller was happy to settle third stalking the pace as they really strung out with 16 lengths covering first to last approaching the turn for home.

Chris Waller’s returning Melbourne Cup winner Verry Elleegant was second and then third last throughout finishing off well in the end without challenging over the too-short distance.

With the tearaway leaders tiring, Think It Over made his move in the final furlong giving chase at the 200m going straight past I Am Superman and charging home for a powerhouse victory.

On the scene late in a lovely autumn kick-off for second was the star Godolphin-raced mare Colette, while Special Reward rounded out the Apollo Stake trifecta in third.

“You could tell Tommy (Berry on I Am Superman) was going to try and use his fitness to his advantage,” Rawiller told the media post-race.

“You are in a Catch 22. I’m on the best horse who we know is certainly not wound up for this race. But he was ready to do his job.

“It’s exciting to be on him when they do that. He was more confident than me at the 600m. I was still worried what was behind us. The horse just trotted along behind them.

“He travelled like the winner. I’ve watched it before on TV after a race. May have had a scotch in my hand that night but he looks like Kingston Town coming into a race. Just a beautiful horse.”

It was a one-act affair in the end with upcoming Group 1 options galore for Think It Over including the $600,000 Chipping Norton Stakes (1600m) back at the track on February 26th.

Contributer (2015) and Winx (2016, 2017 & 2019) are the latest gallopers to complete the Apollo Stakes – Chipping Norton Stakes double.

Think It Over is now into $3 favouritism in all-in 2022 Chipping Norton Stakes odds online at Ladbrokes.com.au – full markets available here.

2022 Apollo Stakes Results & Finishing Order

Finish No. Horse Trainer Jockey Margin Bar. Weight Penalty Starting Price
1 1 THINK IT OVER Kerry Parker Nash Rawiller 10 59kg $6
2 10 COLETTE James Cummings Tim Clark 2.74L 4 57kg $8
3 5 SPECIAL REWARD Kris Lees Glyn Schofield 3.14L 3 59kg $17
4 4 I AM SUPERMAN (IRE) Peter & Paul Snowden Tommy Berry 3.91L 13 59kg $8
4 12 HUNGRY HEART Chris Waller Chad Schofield 3.91L 6 57kg $26
6 11 ICEBATH (NZ) Brad Widdup Kerrin McEvoy 4.28L 12 57kg $9.50
7 9 VERRY ELLEEGANT (NZ) Chris Waller James McDonald 4.46L 1 57kg $4.40F
8 7 SIKANDARABAD (IRE) Sam Kavanagh Reece Jones (a) 4.53L 11 59kg $201
9 14 DUAIS Edward Cummings Joshua Parr 5.69L 8 57kg $61
10 6 RIODINI (NZ) Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott Ms Rachel King 5.74L 9 59kg $8.50
11 2 KOLDING (NZ) Chris Waller Sam Clipperton 6.64L 5 59kg $19
12 13 SHE’S IDEEL Bjorn Baker Jason Collett 9.24L 7 57kg $41
13 8 MAXIMAL (GB) John O’Shea Hugh Bowman 9.55L 2 58.5kg $10
3 CASCADIAN (GB) James Cummings Regan Bayliss 0

Table Credit: Racing Australia. 

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2021 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Lost And Running Heads 2021 Th...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results:...

Mackinnon Stakes 2021 Results: Zaaki Wins Consolation Prize

Annabel Neasham‘s scratched Cox Plate favourite Zaaki returned to...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Res...

2021 Darley Sprint Classic Results: Everest Champion Nature Strip Wins Again

Nature Strip had been beaten as an odds-on favourite five times previously but...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Fle...

2021 Mackinnon Stakes Day: Flemington Scratchings & Track Report

The final day of the Melbourne Cup Carnival takes place at Headquarters in...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Wil...

2021 Kennedy Oaks Results: Willowy Wins for Godolphin

The James Cummings-trained Willowy donning the iconic Royal Blue of Godolphin...

Horse Racing Today

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 Winne...

Queensland Derby 2022 Results:...

Queensland Derby 2022 Results: Kiwi Pinarello Holds Off Paternal To Win

The Kiwis were on top in the 2022 Queensland Derby results at Eagle Farm with...

Doomben Cup 2022 Results: Huet...

Doomben Cup 2022 Results: Huetor In Boil-Over, Zaaki 3rd

The Peter & Paul Snowden-trained import Huetor scored a huge boil-over in...

The Roses 2022 Winner Barb Rai...

The Roses 2022 Winner Barb Raider Firms In Queensland Oaks Betting

The Jerome Hunter-trained Barb Raider is off to the Group 1 $700,000...

2022 South Australian Derby Re...

2022 South Australian Derby Results: Jungle Magnate Wins for Price

Co-trainer Mick Price enjoyed a big day out at Morphettville highlighted by...

Race Results

Kingsford-Smith Cup 2022 Winner Apache Chase Gives Desleigh Forster First Group 1

Queensland Derby 2022 Results: Kiwi Pinarello Holds Off Paternal To Win

Doomben Cup 2022 Results: Huetor In Boil-Over, Zaaki 3rd

The Roses 2022 Winner Barb Raider Firms In Queensland Oaks Betting

2022 South Australian Derby Results: Jungle Magnate Wins for Price

Race Previews

2022 Queensland Derby Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Field & Betting Update: Favourite Entriviere Draws 17

Dark Destroyer Heads 2022 Queensland Derby Field & Odds

Rescheduled 2022 Doomben Cup Field & Betting Update: Zaaki Odds-On In Barrier 10

The Goodwood 2022 Odds Update: In The Boat Scratched; General Beau Market Mover

Fields & Form

2022 Queensland Derby Day: Eagle Farm Scratchings & Track Report

2022 Kingsford-Smith Cup Field & Betting Update: Favourite Entriviere Draws 17

Dark Destroyer Heads 2022 Queensland Derby Field & Odds

Rescheduled 2022 Doomben Cup Field & Betting Update: Zaaki Odds-On In Barrier 10

The Goodwood 2022 Odds Update: In The Boat Scratched; General Beau Market Mover