So You Think could make a return to the land where his star was first born as his trainer Aidan O’Brien gave the colt an entry in this years Cox Plate where he could try to land the historic race for a third year in a row.
However any hope that So You Think will make the trip back down under will hinge on quarantine regulations been worked out between Ballydoyle and the Australian powers that be.
It is understood that O’Brien is annoyed about certain aspects of the quarantine regulations, in particular the measures that would needed to be implemented at his Ballydoyle stables.
Speaking on the matter Racing Victoria’s Leigh Jordon has said “t’s basically about small things, but Aidan’s attitude is that it was okay before so it should be okay now – and he’s not keen to change anything.”
Along with So You Think O’Brien has also entered last years Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes winner Cape Blanco in the Cox Plate.
Should either horse line up in the race it would be the first time since the infamous Melbourne Cup of 2008 where Coolmore ran three horses that filled the last three places in the famous race and O’Brien was forced to attend a rather tetchy post race enquiry with the local stewards.