Haskin: So You Think would be formidable in Classic

by | 10.10.2011 | 7:19am
So You Think won the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup in 2011 & 2012

In his latest Countdown to the Cup, Steve Haskin ranks potential Aidan O'Brien invader So You Think as his number one contender for the Breeders' Cup Classic:

“It would be a surprise if Coolmore decided to conclude his campaign in the Champion Stakes when they can attempt to make history and conquer something that has been their Moby Dick for the past 11 years; a quest that even claimed the life of one of their most popular horses. Unlike most of their past Classic contenders, he is a true 1 ¼-mile specialist, and O'Brien spoke volumes about this horse's amazing constitution when he said Sunday he would run him every week if it were up to him and is seriously considering running in both the Champion and Classic, despite having just run in the Arc last Sunday.”

  • Frank L

    I hope Adrian keeps his cool and ship DOES NOT ship to the Breeders Cup! So You Think already has raced in the Arc (unplaced) and the Champion should be his last for the year!
    Adrian, there is absolutely nothing to be gained by running in the Breeders Cup, only that, that can detract from your great horse. The Breeders Cup is an American race, always has been, always will be. So You Think has already established himself in Europe, where it counts, so there is nothing to be gained EVEN if So You Think wins. Do what’s best for your horse, keeping in mind next year! Money wise you still have a lot in front of you next year in Europe!! Further, if your horse does win the Classic who are you going to expound about that you beat. There is NOBODY here, IT”S A MATTER OF FACT. Uncle Mo is clearly the best, BUT, at this time, even he is suspect. You gain nothing, period. As far as that useless phrase — “do what’s best for racing” forget it because, in truth, it is self serving! Keep in mind, when you do what is best for the horse, ANY horse; you ARE doing what is best for racing!!

  • The Colonel

    First, it’s Aidan not Adrian O’Brien. Second, to say that the Breeders’ Cup is an American race betrays a lack of knowledge regarding the history of the events. Before we get to all the European success on the grass, you forget that Arcagues and Raven’s Pass won the Classic and Giant’s Causeway, Henrythenavigator, and Ibn Bey finished second in the Classic. Finally, So You Think is arguably the best ten furlong horse in the world(that’s a mile and a quarter) and with some dirt influence on the bottom side of his pedigree deserves to take his chance. This is a horse who thrives on racing and I for one would love to see him at the Breeders’ Cup.

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