So You Think Wins 2012 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

June 21, 2012

So You Think Wins 2012 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes

So You Think has avenged his shock 2011 defeat to take top honours in the Group 1 2012 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot.

So You Think

So You Think has won the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot

The former Australian champion was ridden perfectly by Joseph O’Brien, sitting in third spot for the majority of the race before accelerating down the straight to produce a dominant win ahead of second favourite Carlton House.

So You Think left Bart Cummings’ Australian stables following the 2010 Melbourne Cup and despite experiencing Group 1 success overseas, he produced a number of uncharacteristic performances after a change in tactics by Irish trainer Aidan O’Brien.

Trainer Aidan O’Brien apologised to the racing public and admitted he had finally acted on the advice of former trainer Bart Cummings after formerly working So You Think in a manner detrimental to his racing style.

“I apologise to the Australian people for messing it up,” O’Brien said.

“I was overworking the horse…working him too long and too hard.”

O’Brien said it was a credit to the ability of the horse that he was able to bounce back and add a 10th Group 1 title to his outstanding resume.

“It’s only that he’s such a great horse that I didn’t muck him up totally and that he could come back and win today,” he said.

“It took me a while, but I started to listen.

“Everything I was doing was probably against the Australian way. The Australian way was travel and quicken and our way was rhythm and gallop.

“I was probably killing the poor horse.”

For a moment in the straight it looked as if the two-time Cox Plate champion would be challenged by Carlton House before he showed the remarkable turn of foot that was commonplace during his successful Australian career.

The win takes So You Think’s outstanding record to 14 wins from 22 career outings.

A son of High Chaparral, the five-year-old will return to Australia to stand at stud for the Coolmore operation this spring.

Want to back a Royal Ascot winner, including Black Caviar in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes? Sign up to bookmaker.com.au today to give yourself access to the great odds.

Home of the $300 bonus bet, bookmaker.com.au is fully Australian owned and has a wide range of betting options on all the best local and overseas options.

Racing fields and data are copyright 2011-2018 © Racing Australia Pty Ltd (RA) (and other parties working with it).
Racing materials, including fields, form and results, is subject to copyright which is owned by RA and other parties working with it. Full copyright notice.

Spring Racing

Rogerson Dreams of 2018 Melbou...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feat...

The Everest 2018 Field to Feature Redzel

Inaugural champion Redzel has officially secured his position in the 2018 The...

2018 The Everest Field Takes S...

2018 The Everest Field Takes Shape: In Her Time Confirmed

She missed out on a shot at the world’s richest race on turf last spring but...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 Th...

Trapeze Artist Secures 2018 The Everest Slot for Aquis

The first official slot in The Everest 2018 field has been confirmed with...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC...

El Dorado Dreaming of 2018 VRC Oaks Bid

Ben Smith’s ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes winning filly El Dorado Dreaming is in...

Horse Racing Today

Capacity field of 16 for 2018 ...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final fie...

2018 Kingsford-Smith Final field: English draws barrier 1

Rejuvenated Group 1 performer English has drawn barrier one in the final field...

A win by English in 2018 Kings...

A win by English in 2018 Kingsford-Smith Cup could secure an Everest slot

Doomben 10,000 winner English could be racing for a slot in the 2018 The...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stake...

BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes nominations: Waller’s trio top 3 in betting

The Chris Waller trained two year ods  The Autumn Sun, Zousain and Lean Mean...

Waller to have multiple runner...

Waller to have multiple runners in 2018 Queensland Oaks

Recently inducted Hall Of Fame trainer Chris Waller is likely to have multiple...

Race Results

Viewed Victorious in Caulfield Cup

Race 1 Result – $101 500 AGL Renewable Energy Stakes – She’s Got Gears Wins

Race 2 – $101,500 Schiavello Plate – Avienus Wins

Race 3 – $101 500 Lavazza A Modo Mio – Linton Street Wins

Race 4 Results – $151,500 Listed Herald Sun Stakes – Strawberry Field Wins

Race Previews

2009 Caulfield Cup Barrier Draw Announced

Who Are the Top Contenders for Tomorrow’s Caulfield Cup?

Victoria Derby in sight for Onemorenomore

2009 Melbourne Cup Field

Eclipse Stakes Final Field & Preview

Fields & Form

Can Kelinni Win Sydney Cup 2013 for the Punters?

Moroney Gets into Queensland Derby 2013 Rhythm

Buffering Draws 7 – 2013 BTC Cup Final Field and Barrier Draw

SA Fillies Classic 2013 Field Released

13 two-year-olds in 2013 Champagne Classic Field