So You Think landed his tenth Group 1 race of his career with a gritty display to swat away the challenge of Carlton House and take the Prince Of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot on Wednesday afternoon.
Ridden by Joseph O’Brien, So You Think was always travelling well in the 1m 2f Group 1 and when given the office by his young jockey he quickened well and dug deep to fend off the constant challenge of the Queen’s horse Carlton House, who was given every chance by Ryan Moore.
So You Think settled in third place in the early stages of the race as his stablemate Robin Hood took the field on at a lively pace under Seamie Heffernan.
Turning into the straight, nobody was travelling better than So You Think and Joseph O’Brien and the young pilot held his nerve until the two furlong pole before setting his giant mount on to win a shade more comfortable than the official half length winning margin.
Speaking after the race, winning trainer Aidan O’Brien said “It took me a year and a half to learn how to train him.
“I went back and listened to what everybody was saying to do with him. I was probably overworking him, galloping the speed out of him, and I suppose I set off on the wrong leg with him.
“We felt we had him in a place like never before. We knew we only had today and maybe Sandown to get it back. The boys will talk about it and we will give our input but we are just delighted to get him back to where Bart had him