Seamie Heffernan had already ridden the Aidan O’Brien-trained superstar to victory in the Mooresbridge Stakes but was replaced by Ryan Moore in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and when the five-year-old suffered a shock defeat in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.
Before leaving Australia and his trainer Bart Cummins (who was not best pleased that the horse was sold to leave Australia without him knowing ), So You Think has a huge army of followers and there was disbelief in Australia when was beaten at Royal Ascot.
But he restored his reputation in beating the Derby and Arc winner Workforce by half a length.
“It was one of the biggest thrills I’ve got out of racing,” said Heffernan.
“There was a massive crowd there, and it came together. I wasn’t really sure what exactly would happen so myself and Aidan had discussed different options, but as long as the horse settled, we were sure we’d get the result we wanted. I was pretty confident going there. I have a lot of respect for Workforce but I had a big belief in So You Think.
“As everyone knows he came from Australia with a huge reputation and it’s nice to get him this side of the world to see if he could do it here and he has proven that he could. He’s a very good horse.
“I’ve really no idea where he’ll be going next but I was just very pleased that yesterday I was on him.
“It was a very important day for me and the horse, he has a lot of people in Australia following him too so it was great for racing all over the world,” he told At The Races.
Trainer Aidan O’Brien was winning the race for a fifth time as So You Think landed a massive plunge to become the 15th Irish-trained winner of the Coral-Eclipse.
His supporters, who had backed him through the week, played their hands again and having been as big as 11-10 in the morning, So You Think was smashed into on course to return the 4-7 favourite.
Ann Marie O`Brien tweeted that So You Think had arrived back at Ballydoyle and was in good order. Where he goes next is still to be decided by his owners and trainer , I am sure where ever he races next he will be hard to beat .