Investec Derby G1 - Sea The Stars

Filed on 6 Jun 2009 @ 14:58

Race report
Stallion statistics: Cape Cross

INVESTEC DERBY-G1

£1,250,000, Epsom, 6-6, 3yo, c/f, 12f 10ydsT, 2:36.74, gd.

1--SEA THE STARS (IRE), 126, c, 3
Cape Cross (Ire)--Urban Sea, by Miswaki
O-Christopher Tsui; B-Sunderland Holdings Ltd; T-John Oxx; J-Michael Kinane; £802,444.

2--Fame and Glory (GB), 126, c, 3
Montjeu (Ire)--Gryada (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB).
O-Susan Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith; B-Ptarmigan Bloodstock & Kirsten Rausing; T-Aidan O'Brien; £269,000.

3--Masterofthehorse (Ire), 126, c, 3
Sadler's Wells--Shouk (GB), by Shirley Heights (GB).
O-Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith & Susan Magnier; B-Quay Bloodstock; T-Aidan O'Brien; £134,625.

Margins: 1 3/4, NK, NO. Odds: 11-4, 9-4, 16-1.
Also Ran: Rip Van Winkle (Ire), Golden Sword (GB), Crowded House (GB), Age of Aquarius (Ire), Debussy (Ire), Kite Wood (Ire), Black Bear Island (Ire), Gan Amhras (Ire), Montaff (GB).
Non runner: South Easter (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 51 winners of 66 races in Europe and the UAE this year, with six stakes wins. Stamina doubts before the race were justified,w ith only 9% of his wins coming at 11f and over. The win puts the Darley sire ahead of Danehill Dancer 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 6 Jun 2009 @ 14:58