Coolmore Play Chicken With So You Think’s Arc Bid
If there plan was to draw out the suspense for as long as possible Coolmore is doing a pretty good job with the main 2011 goal for So You Think still not confirmed.
At first the conjecture was surrounding the Cox Plate at it wasn’t until the latest round of acceptances were made that we finally learned So You Think would not be heading back to Australia.
With that news it became more or less a certainty that he’d run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, however try getting that in a statement from Coolmore.
He is the betting favourite for the Arc at Bet365 and with a lack of other options it would be almost unbelievable should Coolmore pass up Europe’s most prestigious race but they are adamant they’ll be keeping their options open.
“It’s still a way off and we haven’t decided yet,” trainer Aidan O’Brien said.
So You Think has been in devastating form since arriving in Europe culminating in his latest win where he was too strong for Snow Fairy in the Irish Champion Stakes.
That pushed his total career earnings beyond the $6.6 million mark and has turned him into one of the hottest stud prospects on the planet.
That’s exactly the value Coolmore saw in the horse when they bought him after the 2010 Melbourne Cup and with four wins from five runs since then, including three Group 1′s, his value has only increased.
The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe would be the ultimate ninth Group 1 to add to his resume and in reality there’s probably no other race that would be worth the same.
With that said surely even Coolmore wouldn’t cause a surprise as big as not entering him, however their hesitance has been enough to cause uncertainty on the totes.
While he is the favourite, the best odds you can get on So You Think are still around 4 to 1 at Bet365, that’s great value when you consider he shares that quote with Sarafina.
The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is run over 2400m and will be held on October 2 with a prize pool of $5.2 million.
Remember to register a new account with Bet365 today and get your bets on So You Think now because as soon as he’s a confirmed starter you can guarantee that quote will come in dramatically.