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So You Think Wins Irish Gr1 Tatts Gold Cup
In Ireland overnight, Coolmore's dual Derby-winning shuttler & 6-time Gr1 victor High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells-Kasora, by Darshaan) added Gr1 triumph when former Australian superstar & now 9-time Gr1-winning 5YO entire So You Think (High Chaparral-Triassic, by Tights) raced away for a 6-lengths victory in the €210,000 (A$270,000) Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup (10.5 furlongs) for 4YOs & up at The Curragh to claim this race for the 2nd successive year (he won by 4.5-lengths in 2011). So You Think (ridden by Joseph O'Brien for trainer Aidan O'Brien) defeated UK-bred 7YO entire Famous Name (Dansili-Fame At Last, by Quest For Fame) with a further 7.5-lengths back to front-running stable-mate 4YO entire Robin Hood (Galileo-Banquise, by Last Tycoon). So You Think (a NZ$110,000 yearling consigned from Windsor Park at the 2008 NZ Bloodstock Premier Sale at Karaka) now boasts 13 wins (also including 2011's Gr1 Irish Champion Stakes over 10 furlongs at Leopardstown, UK Gr1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes over 10 furlongs at Sandown, Irish Gr1 Tattersalls Gold Cup over 10.5 furlongs at The Curragh & Irish Gr3 Mooresbridge Stakes over 10 furlongs at The Curragh, plus 2010's Gr1 Mackinnon Stakes over 2000m at Flemington, 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, in addition to 2009's Gr1 Cox Plate over 2040m at Moonee Valley & Gr3 Gloaming Stakes over 1800m at Rosehill) & 5 placings (in 2011's UK Gr1 Champion Stakes over 10 furlongs at Ascot & UK Gr1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes over 10 furlongs at Royal Ascot, plus 2010's Gr1 Melbourne Cup over 3200m at Flemington, as well as both 2009's Gr1 Emirates Stakes over 1600m at Flemington & Listed Ming Dynasty Quality Handicap over 1400m at Randwick) from 22 starts for €5,969,059 (A$7.64m) earnings.