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So You Think Now Aimed At Irish Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup

Tuesday, 3rd May 2011

So You Think "has a raft of big race entries over the coming months & will be expected to add to his 5 Gr1 victories achieved in Australia" reported sportinglife.com. He "is now set for a mouth-watering clash with English Derby & French Arc winner Workforce in the Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup" (10 furlongs on May 22). Trainer Aidan O'Brien declared: "He's an incredible horse & we feel privileged to have him. He didn't do much between his racecourse gallop here last month & today & he only needs to do half-speeds at home. He was just ready to come racing. He came to Ireland with the most unbelievable reputation & is a real product of Australian breeding, training & racing. We heard all the things about how unbelievable he was & when you see him, you can believe it. We've had some good horses from Australia, Starspangledbanner & Haradasun, but when this fellow walked through the door, we've never experienced anything like it. He's unique. He went through the line like he was going to the start. He seems to go so easily in his races that he could either go up or even step back in trip, but his most likely next race is the Tattersalls Gold Cup here on May 22." And racingpost.com summed up last night's performance: "Aidan O´Brien made absolutely clear after the race that his new recruit has not been given a hard time & it will be an enormous shock if he does not strip considerably fitter when he returns to this venue later in the month for a fascinating showdown with Derby & Prix de l´Arc de Triomphe hero Workforce in the Tattersalls Gold Cup. . . . . Quite clearly all the world's major races will be available to him & he will be a warm order (favoured runner) wherever he goes."

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