So You Think Faces Just Four Rivals In Tattersalls Gold Cup

By: Sarah Fortnum
May 21st, 2011

So You Think will be contested by a small field of four opponents when he runs in the Group 1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at The Curragh tomorrow.

The five-year-old’s spectacular ten length win in in the Group 3 Mooresbridge Stakes last start appears to have scared off most of his rivals.

Within the small field there appears to be only one horse, six-year-old Famous Name, capable of threatening So You Think’s winning chances.

Famous Name’s jockey, Pat Smullen, believes the horse is in great form, but is realistic about his chances of beating So You Think.

“Our horse is in very good order and tremendous form,” Smullen said.

“I’d expect him to run his race but we’re taking on probably the best horse in the world.

“Realistically, if our lad finishes second, it will be a big run, but you never know on the day.

“Our fellow is a tremendous horse, but So You Think was very impressive during his career in Australia and equally so at the Curragh last time.

“We’re going to be up against it to beat him, but we think the world of our horse and he’s entitled to take his chance.”

Famous Name will be attempting to win his first Group 1 race in the Tattersalls Gold Cup.

“We’d love to win a Group One with our lad before the year is out and we’re probably going to find easier opportunities than taking on So You Think,” Smullen said.

“But while he’s healthy and well, why not have a go?”

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