Tough Decision

Sire: So You Think

Dam: Verbose

Colour: Bay

Gender: Gelding

Age: 6 year old

Foaled: Aug 23rd, 2015

Country: Australia

Silks: Blue, yellow epaulettes and cap

Career Record: 21-1-1-1

  • Prizemoney
  • Wins
    4.8 %
  • Place
    9.5 %





Bay GeldingFoaled in 2015

SireHigh ChaparralSadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
SO YOU THINK (NZ) KasoraDarshaan
  Astral RowLong Row
DamFlying SpurDanehillDanzig
VERBOSE (AUS) RollsMr. Prospector
2002Skip Along JolieSkip TrialBailjumper
  Northern JolieNorthern Jove

SO YOU THINK (NZ) (Bay or Brown 2006-Stud 2012). 14 wins-1 at 2, MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1-twice. Sire of 482 rnrs, 299 wnrs, 24 SW, inc. La Bella Diosa (New Zealand One Thousand Guineas, Gr.1), Nakeeta Jane, Sopressa, D'Argento, Inference, Miss Siska, Gold Rush, Quick Thinker, So Si Bon, Thought of That, Coachwhip, Heavenly Thought, Higher Ground, Think Bleue, The Pinnacle, Northwest Passage, Just Thinkin', Long Jack, Fasika, So We Are, etc.


1st dam

VERBOSE, by Flying Spur. Unraced. Dam of six foals, three to race, two winners, inc:-

CHOICE WORDS (f. by Choisir). 4 wins to 1250m, A$267,000, ATC Wenona Girl H., L, Michael Hansell Signs H., Super Saver H., 2d ATC Reginald Allen H., L, Scone RC HTBA Protect Our Industry H., ATC Ascend Sales Trophies H., Grand Pavilion H., 3d ATC Breeders Classic, Gr.2. Dam of-

I AM ELOQUENT (I Am Invincible). 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$182,690, to 2019-20, MRC Jim Moloney S., L, 3d MVRC Opus Group 2YO P.

Inflection (f. by Shamardal). 3 wins from 1300m to 1900m in Aust.

In Other Words (f. by Henny Hughes). Unraced. Dam of-

Bulletson. 2 wins at 1300m, 1600m in Aust.


2nd dam

SKIP ALONG JOLIE, by Skip Trial. Winner at 6½f in U.S.A. Half-sister to COOL SLEWPY, SPONTANEOUS, Northern Saint (dam of MY SWEET SUG). Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 5 winners, inc:-

Skip Course. 5 wins to 1100m, A$107,770, BRC Boston Salon H.

Dr Possi. 3 wins at 1200m, 1650m, HK$2,574,930, HKJC Kent H., International Jockeys' Championship H. (3rd Leg), Connaught H., 2d HKJC Chongqing H., Chicago H., Broadwood H., Edinburgh H., Long Ke H., Elm H., 3d HKJC Fukushima H., Caroline Hill H., Carnarvon H., Po Yan H., Sing Woo H.

Skip Court. 2 wins at 1400m, 1800m in Aust. and HK, HKJC Saturn H., 2d HKJC Shum Wan H., Tai Hang H., 3d HKJC Tsui Man H., Mong Kok H.

Coyote. 4 wins to 1200m, 3d AJC Rosebery P.

Puma. Winner at 1200m in Aust.


3rd dam

NORTHERN JOLIE, by Northern Jove. 4 wins in U.S.A. Half-sister to JOLIE'S HALO, COUGARIZED, MISTER JOLIE, PLEASANT JOLIE (dam of JOLIE THE CAT), Sweet and Dandee (dam of FIERY LAKE). Dam of 7 foals, all raced, 6 winners, inc:-

COOL SLEWPY (Slewpy). 11 wins-1 at 2-from 6f to 8½f, Hoosier Park Corydon Starter H., L.

SPONTANEOUS (Rahy). 5 wins to 6f, Remington Park Slide Show H., L, 3d Beulah Park Alyssa H., L, 4th Keeneland A.P. Indy S., L. Producer.

Northern Saint. Winner at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

MY SWEET SUG (Slew City Slew). 7 wins from 6f to 8½f, Hoosier Park Frances Slocum S., L, Indiana Grand Florence Henderson S., L-twice, 2d Hoosier Park Merrillville S., L-twice, 4th Hoosier Park Frances Slocum S., L. Producer.

Saint Golddigger (Northern Prospect). 7 wins-2 at 2-from 6f to 1m, 2d Hoosier Park Fort Wayne S., L, South Bend S., L, 4th Hoosier Park Brickyard S., L, Benjamin Harrison S., L.


4th dam

JOLIE JOLIE, by Sir Ivor. Unraced. Half-sister to ANGEL ISLAND (dam of SHARROOD, ISLAND ESCAPE, OUR REVERIE), Confirmed Affair (dam of THIS ONE'S FOR US), Tokyo Princess, All Too True (dam of TRULY MET). Dam of 12 named foals, 10 to race, 8 winners, inc:-

JOLIE'S HALO (Halo). 8 wins from 6½f to 1¼m, US$1,218,120, Gulfstream Park Donn H., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park H., Gr.1, Monmouth Philip H Iselin H., Gr.1, Gulfstream Park Appleton H., Gr.3, Laurel Fort McHenry H., L, 3d Oaklawn H., Gr.1, Pimlico Special H., Gr.1. Sire.

COUGARIZED (Cougar). 6 wins-3 at 2, US$307,430, Aqueduct Nashua S., Gr.2, 2d Aqueduct Lucky Draw S., L, Canterbury Breeders' Cup H., L, 3d California Juvenile S., Gr.3, Aqueduct Whirlaway H., L, Churchill Downs Capital Holding Twin Spires S., L, 4th Keeneland Blue Grass S., Gr.1.

MISTER JOLIE (Valid Appeal). 7 wins to 7f, US$201,636, Santa Anita Gray Slewpy S., L, Suffolk Downs Topsider S., L, 2d Arlington Park Teleprompter S., L, 3d Santa Anita Malibu S., Gr.2. Sire.

PLEASANT JOLIE (Pleasant Colony). 7 wins from 1m to 9f, US$251,952, Hawthorne Quick Reward S., L, Arlington Park Real Delight H., L, 2d Arlington Matron H., Gr.3, 3d Gulfstream Park Sabin H., Gr.3. Dam of-

JOLIE THE CAT (Tale of the Cat). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 5½f to 1m, Fair Grounds Tiffany Lass S., L, 3d Prairie Meadows Oaks, L.

Jolie's Gold. Unplaced. Dam of-

RAFFIE'S GOLD (Raffie's Majesty). 7 wins from 1000m to 1600m in Peru, Monterrico Clasico Coronel Alfonso Ugarte, L, 2d Monterrico Clasico OSAF, Gr.2.

Pleasant Wendi. Raced twice. Dam of-

PLATINUM PERFECT (Jules). 7 wins to 6f, US$228,100, Meadowlands Witches Brew S., L, Tampa Bay Downs Minaret S., L. Producer.

Pleasant Dixie. Unraced. Dam of-

SOUTHERN IMAGE (Halo's Image). 6 wins-1 at 2-from 6½f to 1¼m, US$1,843,750, Santa Anita Malibu S., Gr.1, Santa Anita H., Gr.1, Pimlico Special H., Gr.1, Santa Anita Sunshine Millions Classic S., L, Del Mar Allowance, 2d Churchill Downs Stephen Foster H., Gr.1, 3d Santa Anita San Vicente S., Gr.2. Sire.

BLACK BAR SPIN (Put it Back). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 1600m, 162,581,000¥, Chukyo CBC Sho, Gr.3, 2d Tokyo Perseus S., L, Capital S., L, 3d Sapporo Hakodate Sprint S., Gr.3.

Coral Sun. Unraced. Dam of-

CHAMPAGNE PROBLEMS (Ghostzapper). 5 wins-1 at 2-from 7f to 8¼f, US$400,284, Ellis Park Groupie Doll S., Gr.3, 2d Keeneland Spinster S., Gr.1, Churchill Downs Locust Grove S., Gr.3, Dogwood S., L.

Dixieland Event. Unraced. Dam of-

TURBO COMPRESSOR (Halo's Image). 7 wins from 6f to 11f, US$953,960, Monmouth United Nations S., Gr.1, Saratoga Curlin S., L, Colonial Turf Cup, L, Calder Carl G Rose Classic H., L, 2d Santa Anita John Henry Turf Championship S., Gr.2, Tampa Bay Downs Ocala Breeders' Sales Sophomore S., L, 3d Monmouth Pegasus S., Gr.3, Gulfstream Park Sunshine Millions Classic S., L, 4th Parx Racing Smarty Jones S., L. Sire.

STORMY DIXIE (Stormy Atlantic). 4 wins at 1m, 8½f, Monmouth Politely S., L, 4th Delaware Park Light Hearted S., L. Producer.

Dixie Image. Unraced. Dam of-

Wild Dixie Gal. Unraced. Dam of-

BEOLMAUI KKUM (Put it Back). 16 wins-3 at 2-from 1200m to 2200m in Korea, Busan Mayor's Cup, L, Busan Kookje Shinmun Cup.

Sweet and Dandee. 2 wins at 6f in U.S.A. Dam of-

FIERY LAKE (Devil His Due). 7 wins-1 at 2-to 6f, US$211,025, Pinnacle Wolverine S., L-twice, 2d Pinnacle Frontier H., L.

Sweet Baby Jane. 3 wins at 1m, 8½f in U.S.A. Dam of-

REB (Stormy Atlantic). 3 wins from 7f to 9½f, US$250,060, Arlington Park American Derby, Gr.2, Churchill Downs Allowance.

Has Promise. Placed in U.S.A. Dam of-

Frosty Promise. Unraced. Dam of-

ICY ATLANTIC (Stormy Atlantic). 8 wins from 1m to 9f, US$993,700, Santa Anita Arcadia H., Gr.2, Monmouth Red Bank S., Gr.3, 1600m-in track record time, Jersey Derby, Gr.3, 2d Belmont Lexington S., Gr.3, Delaware Park Kent S., Gr.3, Meadowlands Cliff Hanger S., Gr.3, Monmouth Red Bank S., Gr.3, 3d Belmont Jamaica H., Gr.2. Sire.

WILD PROMISES (Wild Event). 13 wins from 6f to 11f, US$699,610, Calder My Charmer H., Gr.3, Golden Gate Miss America S., L, Yerba Buena S., L, 2d Golden Gate Campanile S., L. Producer.

Jolie's Valentine. Unraced. Dam of-

La Especial (Mizzen Mast). Winner at 2 in Chile, Club Hipico Premio Lama, 2d Club Hipico Clasico Cotejo de Potrancas, Gr.3. Dam of-

LA BUENA VIDA (Gemologist). 5 wins-2 at 2-from 1200m to 2000m to 2019-20 in Chile, Hipodromo Chile Clasico Alberto Solari Magnasco, Gr.1, Clasico Mil Guineas, Gr.1, 2d Hipodromo Chile Gran Criterium, Gr.1.

Art's Lady. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Dam of-

ARTS MAN (Tizway). 5 wins from 1900m to 2200m in 2019 in Turkey, Istanbul Mimar Sinan, L, 4th Ankara S., L.


Race Record: 5 Starts 0-0-0 A$3,440.