Pre-post bookmakers have reacted with obvious enthusiasm for So You Think to repeat his 2009 Cox Plate heroics in the wake of a stunning comeback win.
So You Think had his quote almost halved to clear-cut favouritism for this year’s edition of the weight-for-age championship after he looked as sharp as ever in his Memsie Stakes triumph at Caulfield.
Resuming after 10 months off and having his first start since a recently-revealed throat operation, So You Think was too brilliant for a crack weight-for-age field, prompting Bart Cummings to rate the entire among his all-time greats.
“You can’t keep a good horse down,” he told AAP after watching the Memsie action unfold at Rosehill.
“I’ve had a few good horses and he’s up there with the best of them.”
TAB Sportsbet offered $8 about So You Think’s 2010 Cox Plate chances before the Memsie but that quote was cut to $4.40 in the wash-up to the Group Two race.
The four-year-old displaced Memsie third placegetter Shoot Out as Cox Plate favourite.
Shoot Out drifted from $5.50 to $7.50 while Memsie runner-up Whobegotyou was a $23 to $11 firmer.
So You Think shares the second line of 2010 Melbourne Cup betting at $14 with stablemate Dariana in a market top-heavy with Cummings stars.
The 12-time Cup-winning trainer is also represented by Faint Perfume ($16).
Precedence ($21) and Brightnight ($26) were other Cummings runners to firm for the Melbourne Cup on the strength of eye-catching Caulfield runs on Saturday.
Whether So You Think lines up in the Melbourne Cup remains to be seen with Cummings only focussed on a smooth run-in to the Cox Plate.
In 2010 Caulfield Cup betting, So You Think is also on the second line behind equal favourites Moudre and Shoot Out.
Moudre firmed from $16 to $10 after a soft win in the Listed Hocking Stuart Quality Stakes.
Shocking is the $12 favourite to win back-to-back Melbourne Cups.
Caulfield and Melbourne Cup weights are released on Wednesday.
Articles by Warwick Barr Aapracing