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So You glitters in Gold

So You Think got his career back on track by easily defending his crown in the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh.

The Australian superstar registered his first Group One victory in Europe in this mile-and-a half prize 12 months ago, but he was returning to Ireland this weekend having suffered four consecutive defeats, including when a slightly disappointing fourth in the Dubai World Cup on his first start of 2012.

Aidan O'Brien's six-year-old was sent off the 2-11 favourite and the result was never in any doubt once Joseph O'Brien eased him past pacemaker Robin Hood rounding the home turn. Famous Name gave chase, but he was not in the same league as So You Think, who sauntered home by six lengths.

O'Brien snr said: "He has an unbelievable presence. We're probably only really getting to know him and doing the right thing with him. He had a good break since Dubai and Joseph was very happy with him.

"He's an amazing horse - he's very unusual in that his mane and his tail grow twice as quick as any other horse, which means he has a wild look about him.

"We'll look at Royal Ascot (Queen Anne Stakes or the Prince of Wales's Stakes). Then he'll go for the Eclipse as that's the only race that fits into his programme before he goes into quarantine (for stud duties in Australia).

"This is the last time you'll see him in this country. Training him has been an unbelievable experience."


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