So You Think comfortably retained his Tattersalls Gold Cup crown as he strode out to a facile success in the 2012 running to kickstart his new campaign beating Famous Name with aplomb.
Settling well in the mid-division, Joseph O'Brien gradually sent his multiple Group One-winning star to the lead and he duly propelled clear under hands and heels to land the contest by six lengths with Dermot Weld's Famous Name staying on for second place.
2012 Tattersalls Gold Cup Result:
1. So You Think (J O'Brien) 2/11 Fav
2. Famous Name (P Smullen) 7/1
The Tattersalls Gold Cup is a Group One race run at the Curragh over one mile, two furlongs and 110 yards for horses aged four years or older.
Established in 1962, this race has grown in stature through the years and in 1999 was handed top class status and is now one of the highlights of the Irish flat calendar and often attracts a star-studded field.
It often will see runners who have contested in the Classics the previous season, an in particular the Epsom Derby and Irish Derby head back to the track and try and grab another coveted victory and down the years some star performers have secured victory in this race.
Opera House and Daylami are just a brace of eyecatchers on the roll of honour for the 1990s, but since the race has been somewhat dominated by Aidan O'Brien, as he has racked up the wins in the race.
The Ballydoyle supremo trained his first winner in 2003, as Black Sam Bellamy grabbed success, but O'Brien has saddled the likes of Irish Derby winner Fame And Glory and former Australian superstar So You Think to success to emphasise this race's ability to attract some of the leading thoroughbreds in the UK & Ireland.
Other names that star are the mighty Montjeu, who powered to victory in 2000, whilst Saeed Bin Suroor's Fantastic Light was a quality winner of the race in 2001 for the Godolphin operation to cement this race's place as a top class event.