International champion So You Think (High Chaparral – Triassic, by Tights) surged into double figures in his Group 1 win tally with his success in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes (1m2f) at Royal Ascot.
So You Think won five Group 1 races in Australia for training legend Bart Cummings before the son of High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells – Kasora, by Darshaan) matched the feat in Europe with his latest victory.
The Aidan O’Brien-trained six-year-old raced handy to the speed before providing a wonderful advertisement of his impending retirement to Coolmore Stud with a decisive win over the Queen’s representative Carlton House (Street Cry – Talented, by Bustino).
So You Think will join Coolmore’s Australian roster later this year. O’Brien said he would ask So You Think’s owners if it was possible to delay the stallion’s return to Australia.
“We knew we only had a few runs left (before retiring to stud), maybe today and Sandown (Eclipse) to get him back,” O’Brien told the British Horseracing Authority. “We listened to them and Joseph and the lads were confident it was going to come.
“It will be the boys’ (So You Think’s owners) decision when he goes to stud, but Sandown is in our head as a cut-off point. We’ll be pleading hard now that we have him in this place but it’s a business decision.
” “He’s one of those special horses that can travel and has class.”