Ex-Australian record breaker So You Think has had a fairly busy time of things of late running a series of good races at the highest level around Europe. Now set to take his chance in the US on Saturday night in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Aidan O’Brien-trained colt is reportedly in fine shape and confidence appears to be rising that he can give his Ballydoyle connections another big winner at the fixture, writes Elliot Slater.
The winner of three Group 1 contests this season in bagging the Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh, the Coral Eclipse Stakes at Sandown and a fine victory over Snow Fairy in a memorable renewal of the Irish Champion Stakes , So You Think, narrowly beaten in between times in a stunning race for the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot has recently shown smart form at 12 furlongs, finishing a good fourth to Danetime in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp a month ago before being run out of it in the closing stages back over 10 furlongs by French ace Cirrus Des Aigles in the Group Qipco Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 15. Those looking at the best Breeders Cup odds will be wondering what he can do.
A horse known to thrive on his racing, the son of High Chaparral is reportedly working nicely ahead of his bid to overcome a strong local challenge led by the back-to-form Uncle Mo, winner of the Juvenile on the same card 12 months ago. So You Think, a winner of more than £4.3 million in career prize money to date, is generally on offer at 5/1, whilst Uncle Mo has been solid at the head of the market following an impressive recent win at Belmont Park and is favourite for the big race at 4/1, half a point shorter than compatriot Havre de Grace (9/2).