Eclipse Stakes G1 - Sea The Stars

Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 14:41

Race report
Stallion statistics: Cape Cross

CORAL-ECLIPSE-G1

£500,000, Sandown Park, 7-4, 3yo/up, 10f 7ydsT, 2:03.40, gd.

1--SEA THE STARS (IRE), 122, c, 3
Cape Cross (Ire)--Urban Sea, by Miswaki
O-Christopher Tsui; B-Sunderland Holdings Ltd; T-John Oxx; J-Michael Kinane; £283,850.

2--Rip Van Winkle (Ire), 122, c, 3
Galileo (Ire)--Looking Back (Ire), by Stravinsky.
O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Roberto Brogi; T-Aidan O'Brien; £107,600.

3--Conduit (Ire), 133, c, 4
Dalakhani (Ire)--Well Head (Ire), by Sadler's Wells.
O/B-Ballymacoll Stud; T-Sir Michael Stoute; £53,850.

Margins: 1, 4HF, 5. Odds: 4-7, 11-2, 9-2.
Also Ran: Cima de Triomphe (Ire), Steele Tango, Jukebox Jury (Ire), Twice Over (GB), Malibu Bay, Lang Shining (Ire), Set Sail (Ire).

Sea The Stars is a half brother to Urban Ocean (Bering), Melikah (Lammtarra), Galileo (Sadler's Wells), Black Sam Bellamy (Sadler's Wells), All Too Beautiful (Sadler's Wells), My Typhoon (Giant's Causeway) and Cherry Hinton (Green Desert), out of the Arc winner Urban Sea (Miswaki), a half sister to 2000 Guineas winner King's Best (Kingmambo) and Group Three winner Allez Les Trois (Riverman).

Cape Cross has 65 winners of 86 races in Europe and the UAE this year, with six stakes winners. He has already exceeded his earnings total for the whole of 2008, with Cape Cross his leading earner with over £1.2 million. The win puts the Darley sire back ahead of Danehill Dancer (who has 63 individual winners) on the list of leading sires in Europe.

Pedigree of SEA THE STARS (IRE), 2006

Cape Cross
1994
Green Desert
1983
Danzig
1977
Northern Dancer
Pas De Nom
Foreign Courier
1979
Sir Ivor
Courtly Dee
Park Appeal
1982
Ahonoora
1975
Lorenzaccio
Helen Nichols
Balidaress
1973
Balidar
Innocence
Urban Sea
1989
Miswaki
1978
Mr Prospector
1970
Raise A Native
Gold Digger
Hopespringseternal
1971
Buckpasser
Rose Bower
Allegretta
1978
Lombard
1967
Agio
Promised Lady
Anatevka
1969
Espresso
Almyra
Filed on 4 Jul 2009 @ 14:41