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Master of Ballydoyle ready to unleash latest star at The Curragh

| 21.05.2011

The Curragh has witnessed some incredible horses over the years from the likes of Nijinsky to Rock of Gibraltar, but Sunday’s Tatterstalls Gold Cup could witness the greatest yet.

Having already achieved cult status in Australia, Ballydoyle’s latest recruit So You Think is preparing for his second European appearance at The Curragh and the $40m horse is 2/7 to win Sunday’s Tatterstalls Gold Cup.

So You Think faces nine rivals and Famous Name is the most likely to provide the strongest challenge with odds of 9/2, but So You Think’s reputation is so fierce that last year’s star of the Flat will skip Sunday’s race.

Connections of last year’s Derby and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Workforce have decided against running their four-year-old in the Tatterstalls Gold Cup because they don’t want to take on So You Think at this stage of the season.

Barring a meeting at Royal Ascot, the two look scheduled to first meet in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July, but it just goes to show the power of So You Think’s reputation that last year’s Derby winner is running scared.

While it’s difficult to find a certainty in a horse race, it’s difficult to see So You Think being upset in Sunday’s Tatterstalls Gold Cup and his odds reflect his chances.

All eyes will be on The Curragh on Sunday and Ryan Moore has given up his ride on the 3/1 favourite Presvis for the Singapore Airlines International Cup in order to ride So You Think.

It will be the first time Moore takes the saddle on the five-year-old and punters will be eager to see if this is the combination that is going to destroy the competition over the course of the 2011 Flat season.

So You Think certainly has the ability to star this season and Sunday offers punters a second chance to get on the bandwagon.

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Robbie Morris

Robbie studied sports journalism at the University of Gloucestershire, an establishment chosen for its proximity to Cheltenham racecourse, where he was a season ticket holder. Upon graduation, Robbie was a contributor to GolfPunk, a national magazine aimed at ridding golf of its traditionalist image, before joining the news.ladbrokes team.