Irish Champion Stakes G1 - Sea The Stars

Filed on 5 Sep 2009 @ 15:15

Stallion statistics: Cape Cross

TATTERSALLS MILLIONS IRISH CHAMPION S.-G1

€1,000,000, Leopardstown, 9-5, 3yo/up, 1 1/4mT, 2:03.90, gd/yl.

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; €569,000.

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; €200,000.

3--Mastercraftsman (Ire), 126, c, 3
Danehill Dancer (Ire)--Starlight Dreams, by Black Tie Affair (Ire).
O-Derrick Smith, Susan Magnier & Michael Tabor; B-Lynch Bages Ltd; T-Aidan O'Brien; €100,000.

Margins: 2HF, 2HF, 9. Odds: 4-6, 9-4, 6-1.
Also Ran: Grand Ducal (Ire), Lord Admiral, Loch Long (Ire), Casual Conquest (Ire), Rockhampton (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 89 winners at a 44% strike rate so far this season, and his yearlings sold for up to €360,000 at Deauville recently, placing him sixth in the list of sire averages for that sale. The race for the European champion sire title is tight at the top, with Cape Cross having 89 winners to Danehill Dancer's 88.

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 5 Sep 2009 @ 15:15