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So You Think Wins Irish Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup

Monday, 23rd May 2011

Dual Derby-winning shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Darshaan) added a Gr1 triumph overnight when Australian 5-time Gr1-winning 4YO entire So You Think (High Chaparral-Triassic, by Tights) added a European Gr1 success with a 4.5-lengths victory in Ireland's €210,000 (A$292,000) Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup (10.5 furlongs) for 4YOs & up at The Curragh. So You Think (ridden by Ryan Moore for trainer Aidan O'Brien) defeated US-bred 6YO entire Campanologist (Kingmambo-Ring Of Music, by Sadler's Wells) & UK-bred 6YO entire Famous Name (Dansili-Fame At Last, by Quest For Fame). At his previous start, So You Think returned from a 6-months spell to win his European debut by 10-lengths in Ireland's Gr3 Mooresbridge Stakes (10 furlongs) at The Curragh on May 2. Overall So You Think (a NZ$110,000 yearling consigned from Windsor Park at the 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka) now boasts 10 wins (also including 2010's Gr1 Cox Plate over 2040m at Mooney Valley, Gr1 Yalumba Stakes over 2000m at Caulfield, Gr1 Underwood Stakes over 1800m at Caulfield & Gr2 Memsie Stakes over 1400m at Caulfield, plus 2009's Gr1 Cox Plate over 2040m at Moonee Valley & Gr3 Gloaming Stakes over 1800m at Rosehill) & 3 placings (in 2010's Gr1 Melbourne Cup over 3200m at Flemington, plus both 2009's Gr1 Emirates Stakes over 1600m at Flemington & Listed Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap over 1400m at Randwick) from 14 starts.

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