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  • 15:10 Tattersalls Gold Cup 1m 2f 110y

  • (Group 1) €209,999 added 4yo+ 5 ran
  • Winner €130,200 2nd €39,901 3rd €18,900 4th €6,300
  • Going: Good
  • Surface: Turf
    Weighed In
  • Winning time: 2m 14.08s
  • Off time: 15:14:19

Full result

15:10 Curragh Result 22nd May 2011
Pos Draw Dist Horse Weight Jockey Trainer Age SP
1st (5) So You Think (NZ) 9-1 R L Moore A P O'Brien 5 1/7f
Tracked leader in 2nd, led under 3f out, pushed along and challenged 2f out, asserted over 1f out, kept on strongly, easily opened 1/6 touched 1/6
2nd (2) Campanologist (USA) 9-1 L Dettori Saeed bin Suroor 6 14/1
Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden to challenge 2f out, no extra in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace opened 12/1 touched 14/1
3rd (3) Famous Name 9-1 P J Smullen D K Weld 6 7/1
Settled 4th, ridden into 3rd 2f out, no impression over 1f out, kept on same pace opened 11/2 touched 7/1
4th (4) 8 Mid Mon Lady (IRE) 8-12 F M Berry H Rogers 6 100/1
Held up in last, no impression 3f out, moderate 4th over 1f out, kept on one pace opened 100/1 touched 100/1
5th (1) 10 Windsor Palace (IRE) 9-1 J P O'Brien A P O'Brien 6 100/1
Led, ridden and headed under 3f out, weakened over 2f out opened 66/1 touched 100/1

Betting breakdown

Tote Win: £1.10 Tote Place: £1.02,2.80
Straight Forecast: £3.27 Exacta: £3.70

Verdict

A win that was so easy for SO YOU THINK that it continues to be very difficult to assess just how good he actually is. He certainly proved to be the best of his kind Down Under and since joining Aidan O'Brien the five-year-old had hacked up in a Group 3 before turning out here. With stablemate Windsor Palace sent on to ensure there was a true gallop, the favourite travelled stylishly in behind. When the pacemaker wound things up half a mile from home, the winner had no trouble in upping the ante, cruising by after the three furlong pole and drawing right away inside the distance. The presence of Campanologist, who had the best view of the winner throughout, in second place, and the very useful Famous Name in third, adds substance to this success. The former was always unlikely to have the pace to trouble an on-song So You Think over this trip, but he stuck on as gamely as could be expected and will be better back over 1m 4f. Meanwhile Famous Name, who has twice gone very close but never won at this level, came here fit and the fact that he finished well beaten in third only emphasises the abilities of the winner.