Astral Thoughts provided Minervini Racing with a race-to-race double at Port Macquarie and in the process, broke through for his first career win.

The son of the former champion racehorse and now super sire So You Think has always been a galloper that was going to improve with time, experience and age and the patience of Mark Minervini and the team is starting to show rewards.

Heading into Monday’s assignment, the gelding had been to the races on eight occasions, for one placing; a third at Taree seven days prior.

Back in trip from 1600 metres, Ashley Morgan allowed Astral Thoughts to settle worse than midfield; off a strong speed, before the pair gathered in their rivals approaching the bend, with Astral Thoughts putting his head down right on the line and landing the money.

Astral Thoughts was a purchase by Mark Minervini from the Willow Park Stud draft at the 2021 Gold Coast Magic Millions Sale. 

Congratulations to his owners, Troy Anderson, Joe Collins, Matt Gale, Tony Grantham, Jim Haldane, Robbie Mclean, Anthony Mikanovski, Mark & Michelle Minervini, Patrick Moore, Jay Morris, Boris Racki, Brent Summers, Tony Wallis and Ross Webb.