So You Think has been entered in the Dubai World Cup in March in what will be his first run in 2012.
The former Australian-based runner finished second in the Prince Of Wales Stakes at Royal Ascot to the late Rewilding in what his opening run in the United Kingdom following successful campaign down under.
Although he was defeated in his debut in Britain, the Aiden O’Brien-trained gelding bounced back to win the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown when going off 4/6 favourite before getting the better of former Derby winner Workforce.
Another Group One success followed in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, but then three runs in the next two months took its toll on the five-year old. Those looking at the best Ascot odds online will know he is high-class.
Connections took on the best in Europe when they ran their mount in the Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe in Paris in early October. The race was won by Danedream who broke away from the field to win by just under six lengths. So You Think did run on late on, but could not finish better than fourth.
Less than two weeks later, the two-time Cox Plate winner appeared at the new Qipco Champions Day at Ascot in the Champions Stakes. Ryan Moore was back on board that day but had to settle for second place behind Cirrus Des Aigles.
His last run of a gruelling season was in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs in the United States. So You Think went off 4/1 co-favourite and came home sixth on the dirt. It was clear that the O’Brien horse was not at his best in one of the richest races in the world.