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6/6/2018 Inference to join Chatsworth Stud roster

Group One winner Inference (So You Think) has been retired and will stand his first season at Chatswood Stud this spring for an introductory fee of $8,800 (inc GST). Trained by Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes, Inference broke his maiden over 1400 metres at Ballarat as a two-year-old. He finished third in the Victoria Derby (Gr 1, 2500m) in October 2016 before landing the Randwick Guineas (Gr 1, 1600m) last autumn. The son of So You Think (High Chaparral) was also placed second in the Rosehill Guineas (Gr 1, 2000m) and retires from racing the winner of four of his 17 starts with prize money earnings of $1,023,200. "The Chatswood team recently inspected Inference with Inglis and his presence was undeniable from the moment he stepped out of his barn. He has a lovely nature and we knew we had to secure him,” said Chatswood Stud principal Greg Willis. "Chatswood has launched the stud careers of Flying Spur, Danzero, Invincible Spirit and more recently Reward For Effort. Inference will also be provided with the same opportunity. We are fortunate to have formed the base of a solid syndicate with renowned breeder Greg Peters to ensure he is well supported and has the chance to show what he can do as a sire. "Original owners including Lyndsay Maxsted and Greg Ingham have retained a number of breeding rights and there are still limited shares available in the horse. I can't imagine the shares will last long after the public visit the property to inspect him. I'm confident breeders will love him as much I do.” Inference is out of the stakes-placed Redoute’s Choice (Danehill) mare Pontiana, who is herself a sister to the Listed winner Grand Jardin being out of fellow Listed winner Liberty Rose (Royal Academy). Inference will stand alongside Reward For Effort (Exceed And Excel), whose 2018 fee remains unchanged at $16,500 (inc GST).

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