Private Thoughts Provides Brilliant Start To 2020

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A missed opportunity for a provincial win has had a silver lining for Private Thoughts who has instead racked up a metropolitan victory at Randwick. Private Thoughts was supposed to run at Gosford on Tuesday but the meeting was called off after two races because of extreme heat.

Trainer John O’Shea fortuitously kept her in the Yulong Australia Handicap (1000m) at Randwick on Wednesday and the filly delivered to give the stable the middle leg of a winning treble to start the new year from three runners.

Private Thoughts bears a famous name from 40 years ago, that of champion Kingston Town’s brother.

“She had a trip up the highway yesterday to Gosford. She came back well and I was happy enough to run her today,” O’Shea said.

“We have been extra patient with her and she was helped by a wonderful Rachel King ride.”

Private Thoughts ($11) had a neck to spare over L’Cosmo ($5).

The flashy Snitzel filly was purchased from the 2018 Karaka May Sale for $120,000 and is raced by her breeder Nearco Stud in partnership with Mrs S G Casson, D Casson, Mrs S Harris, M Voulgaris, J O'Mahoney, M J Scheele, G Seto, K Osswald, S L Curran, A J Luciano & J N Allen.



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