Bart Cummings Talks Down So You Think’s European Triumphs

By: Sarah Fortnum
May 24th, 2011
Bart Cummings

Bart Cummings with So You Think's 2010 Cox Plate

Trainer Bart Cummings admits he did not stay up to watch So You Think blitz his opposition in the Tattersalls Gold Cup on the weekend, with the trainer certain the horse he formerly trained would win well ahead of time.

The trainer was quick to comment on how weak So You Think’s opposition was in both his previous two European runs.

“I saw the race this morning,” Cummings said.

“I wouldn’t stay up at night for it.

“The racing over there isn’t worth two bob.”

Cummings believes that So You Think competed against much more competitive fields here in Australia.

“He met better horses than that here,” Cummings said.

“It might be different when he gets to France.”

Cummings notoriously lost the rights to train So You Think after owner Dato Tan Chin Nam carried out a secret deal to sell the horse to Coolmore Stud during last year’s Melbourne spring carnival.

He would have loved the opportunity to have trained the horse to his third Cox Plate win.

The trainer was straight to the point when asked how he felt So You Think looked up against his European opponents.

“Not as good as he did here,” Cummings said.

So You Think has had two runs for two wins since beginning his European campaign earlier this month.

The High Chaparral gelding finished third in the $6 million Melbourne Cup in his last Australian run in November 2010.

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