So You Think emerged victorious in the G1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes by a clear 2 1/4 lengths margin over Carlton House. Ridden by the young lad Joseph O’Brien So You Think made amends for his defeat in the race last year. This was the tenth Group I win for the son of High Chapparal and his total earnings crossed a whopping £5 million.
"It took me a year and a half to learn how to train him," said trainer Aidan O’Brien whose training came under introspection after So You Think lost as a favourite a year ago. "I went back and listened to what everybody was saying to do with him. I was probably overworking him, galloping the speed out of him, and I suppose I set off on the wrong leg with him."
Robin Hood took the mantle as a pace setter to stable mate So You Think with Big Blue Kitten in close attendance. Joseph who had his mount at a striking distance behind the leading pair took charge 2 furlongs out and quickened when Carlton House came with a sustained challenge. Farhh who was slow at start after rearing up, finished third, half a length behind Carlton House.
The winning jockey Joseph O'Brien said, "He relaxed lovely and quickened up very well when Ryan [Moore, on Carlton House] got the split on the inside. Once he could see the other horse on his inside, he was never going to be beaten. I just wanted to get him into a rhythm and let him relax, as he has loads of class and can quicken and, when things work out, he's an exceptional horse."