So You Think wins first European Group One

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Updated: May 23, 2011

So You Think made it two from two this side of the world, when winning his first Group One in Europe at the Curragh on Sunday afternoon. The Aussie superstar took the race with the minimum of fuss and connections now have bigger prizes in mind.

Ryan Moore, who rode the winner was hugely impressed: “So You Think has a big, long stride that covers the same amount of ground most horses would take two strides to cover. He travelled very well and was impressive when I asked him to go on.”

Aidan O’Brien now has Royal Ascot in mind for his new star. He said: “The Prince of Wales’s at Royal Ascot will be next. That was always the plan if everything went well today. It was important for Ryan Moore to sit on him in a race in case he might be able to ride him at Ascot.”

The trainer added: “He’s incredible – a different creature to what we’ve ever seen before and we’re just very lucky to have him racing on this side of the world this year. He’d have no problem running in a Group 1 over a mile.”

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