So You Think overcame the odds to beat a star-studded field on Saturday, as the emerging leader of the spring took to the $200,000 Group Two Memsie Stakes (1400m).
Those who bet on the race at Ladbrokes.com.au would have seen their money go far had they gone away from the runners leading the odds.
Trained by Bart Cummings, So You Think had not raced since finishing second in the 2009 Emirates Stakes, so many discounted the four-year-old when looking through the final field.
The 2009 Cox Plate winner looked stronger than ever, with Steven Arnold taking the saddle and speaking praise after the jump.
It was a devastating win for So You Think, which has seen his odds shorten when it comes to the big feature of the spring, the 2010 Cox Plate. The Cummings hopeful surged to the top of the market with early market odds of $4.20 with Ladbrokes.com.au.
In the 2010 Memsie Stakes Whobegotyou finished half a length back in second; with the pre race favourite Shoot Out coming in third.
Stathi Katsidis was in Shoot Out’s saddle, and said after the race the 2010 JJ Liston Stakes winner seemed over raced and so had to make up the difference over the course of the 1400 metres.
Shoot Out, who has been confidently labelled by trainer John Wallace as the winner of the 2010 Cox Plate, is at $6.50 for the win this early from the jump. Whobegotyou is at $13, while the fourth-placed Typhoon Tracy is at $17 at Ladbrokes.com.au.
It was a relatively disappointing run for Typhoon Tracy. The 2010 Memsie Stakes was the first up spring run for the Red Ransom mare, and while she led for a proportion of the race she tired and sank down the field.
Cummings has pencilled in the $500,000 Group Two Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes (1600m) on September 11 as So You Thinks next jump. So make sure to follow the in-form runner among the odds with Ladbrokes.com.au, so you can see your money go further.
2010 Memsie Stakes Results
|1||So You Think (NZ)||Bart Cummings||Steven Arnold|
|2||Whobegotyou||Mark Kavanagh||Michael Rodd|
|3||Shoot Out||John Wallace||Stathi Katsidis|
|4||Typhoon Tracy||Peter G Moody||Luke Nolen|
|5||Zabrasive (NZ)||John O’Shea||Craig Newitt|
|6||Valdemoro||Tony Vasil||Glen Boss|
|7||Brightnight (NZ)||Bart Cummings||James Winks|
|8||Faint Perfume||Bart Cummings||Michelle Payne|
|9||Sirmione||Bart Cummings||Mark Zahra|
|10||Moatize||Bart Cummings||Chris Symons|
|11||Buccellati (GB)||Tony Noonan||Brad Rawiller|
|Scratched||Littorio||Nigel Blackiston||Craig Williams|
|Scratched||Master O’Reilly (NZ)||Danny O’Brien||Dwayne Dunn|
|Scratched||Red Ruler (NZ)||John Sargent||Steven King|