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SO YOU THINK made an immediate impression on his European debut, winning the Mooresbridge Stakes overnight at The Curragh by ten lengths and is the 5-2 favorite for the King George at Ascot in July.

THE TELEGRAPH in London reported that Aidan O’Brien, his new trainer, described him as “an incredible specimen”.

Few horses in Australia have made the impact that So You Think has in his 13 starts to date. He won two Cox Plates, the Mackinnon Stakes, finished third in the Melbourne Cup, after pulling hard all the way, and has now travelled to another hemisphere and won at the first time of asking.

On ratings, the son of High Chaparral had lengths up his sleeve yesterday – he was sent off 2-13 – but his performance offered proof that he has settled well into his new environment. Now O’Brien can get to work on him, preparing him for an anticipated clash with Workforce in the Tattersalls Gold Cup back at The Curragh in less than three weeks.

So You Think’s main objectives are the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot next month, the King George in July, followed by the Arc in October, plus an array of rich targets abroad at the end of the campaign.

After yesterday’s debut, O’Brien said he felt honoured to train the Australian champion.

The five year-old had been nurtured and developed by Bart Cummings, who declared the colt the best he had trained in six decades with a licence. Cummings then complained bitterly in public when his star was shipped off to Ireland.

O’Brien revealed that while So You Think had been doing only “half-speeds” at home, he had come alive when taken for racecourse gallops. “He has been doing everything so easily,” the trainer said.



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