So You Think Follows Up With Mackinnon Stakes Win

After his victory in the Cox Plate last weekend, the Bart Cummings star charge So You Think has shown he has the right stuff with a victory at a wet and soggy Flemington on Saturday in the Longines Mackinnon Stakes.

So You Think

So You Think

With five wins from the same amount of starts, the horse is set to be a punter's favourite for his bid to win the Emirates Melbourne Cup on Tuesday, after a strong performance with jockey Steven Arnold aboard saw him cross the line three lengths clear from his rivals.

Cummings, known as the “Cups King”, has won “the race that stops a nation'” twelve times in his career as a trainer, but So You Think remains unproven over the distance for the prestigious event.

The trainer currently remains in hospital suffering from a respiratory illness, but Reg Fleming his assistant said,"He's a strong horse, I don't think it will be a problem."

Arnold commented, "I was a little bit concerned about the two miles and probably still am but that was a real positive today. He relaxed so well and was so strong late. I reckon today was a real positive.

"Today I just wanted to wait a bit longer and he actually had a look around at the furlong, he's an awesome horse."

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