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Sea the Stars’s Sea of Class Books Her Group 1 Ticket

NBY, Lst Stk, 50000Listed Johnnie Lewis Memorial British EBF S. (10f)Winner: Sea of Class (Ire), f, 3 by Sea the Stars (Ire)

Sea of Class | Racing Post

By Tom Frary

Pulled out of the G1 Epsom Oaks at a late stage due to the thunderstorms, Sea of Class needed a race to maintain the momentum she was gathering when successful in the course-and-distance Listed Haras De Bouquetot Fillies’ Trial S. May 19. Tucked in with one behind early, the chestnut was delivered with confidence to lead with a furlong remaining and pushed out to register a comfortable success.

Trainer William Haggas is looking at big targets with the winner. “I’m glad we didn’t run in the Oaks and this is another step forward and we are going to come to a stage now where we go a bit bolder,” he said. “It’s whether we keep her at a mile and a quarter. It will be either the [G1] Pretty Polly [S. at The Curragh July 1] then the [G1] Nassau [S. at Goodwood Aug. 2] or the [G1] Irish Oaks [at The Curragh July 21], I suspect. We will either keep her at a mile and quarter or we will go up to a mile and a half. She will get a mile and a half no problem. Mrs Tsui has also indicated she stays in training next year.”

Sea of Class’s listed-winning dam Holy Moon is proving a prolific producer of classy runners, with two of her progeny Charity Line and Final Score winning the G1 Premio Lydia Tesio and G2 Oaks d’Italia with a third, Cherry Collect, also capturing the Oaks d’Italia. Holy Moon, who has a yearling colt by Oasis Dream (GB), also hails from the family of the champion juvenile and sire Dabirsim (Fr) (Hat Trick {Jpn}).

JOHNNIE LEWIS MEMORIAL BRITISH EBF S.-Listed, £50,000, Newbury, 6-14, 3yo, f, 10fT, 2:06.00, g/f.
1–SEA OF CLASS (IRE), 129, f, 3, by Sea the Stars (Ire)
           1st Dam: Holy Moon (Ire), by Hernando (Fr)
           2nd Dam: Centinela (GB), by Caerleon
           3rd Dam: New Generation (Ire), by Young Generation (Ire)
(170,000gns Ylg ’16 TATDEY). O-Sunderland Holding Inc; B-Razza Del Velino Srl (IRE); T-William Haggas; J-James Doyle. £28,355. Lifetime Record: 3-2-1-0, $94,137. *1/2 to Charity Line (Ire) (Manduro {Ger}), Hwt. 3yo-Ity at 9.5-11f & G1SW-Ity, $454,242; Final Score (Ire) (Dylan Thomas {Ire}), G1SW-Ity, $435,934; Cherry Collect (Ire) (Oratorio {Ire}), Hwt. 3yo-Ity at 9.5-11f, MGSW & G1SP-Ity, $497,183; Wordless (Ire) (Rock of Gibraltar {Ire}), GSW-Ity, $148,264; Back On Board (Ire) (Nathaniel {Ire}), GSP-Ity, $176,250; and Magic Mystery (GB) (Pour Moi {Ire}), SP-Ity.
2–Mrs. Sippy, 126, f, 3, Blame–Qushchi (GB), by Encosta de Lago (Aus). O-St Albans Bloodstock Limited. £10,750.
3–Princess Yaiza (Ire), 126, f, 3, Casamento (Ire)–Undertone (Ire), by Noverre. (€18,500 RNA Ylg ’16 TIRSEP). O-Mr L. H. LaRoche. £5,380.
Margins: 2, 3/4, 2HF. Odds: 0.30, 9.00, 7.00.
Also Ran: Dramatic Queen, Rasima (GB), Herecomesthesun (Ire), Daddies Girl (Ire). Scratched: Shailene (Ire). Click for the Racing Post result. Video, sponsored by Fasig-Tipton.

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