Change of luck sets up G1 assignments for Master Of The Seas


Master Of The Seas recorded the fifth Group-race win of his career with an impressive display in the G2 Summer Mile at Ascot on Saturday, earning the five-year-old a return to G1 level.

Successful in the G2 Zabeel Mile at the start of the year, Master Of The Seas endured little luck in two subsequent starts in Dubai as he finished a close third in a messy renewal of the Jebel Hatta before finding no cover from a wide draw in the Dubai Turf.

He encountered no such problems at Ascot as he powered home to beat Aldaary by four lengths, earning the son of Dubawi a crack at the Sussex Stakes or a trip to Saratoga for the Fourstardave Handicap.

Castle Way has a G1 target in his sights as well, with the three-year-old colt set to head towards the St Leger following a battling victory in the G3 Bahrain Trophy, the opening contest of Newmarket’s July Festival.

Four winners during the meeting also included Live Your Dream, who captured the meeting’s 14-furlong heritage handicap for a second time, with Highbank returning to form in a competitive mile handicap for three-year-olds.

Race The Wind appears to have a bright future following her success in a seven-furlong maiden on Saturday. The Too Darn Hot juvenile, a half-sister to multiple G1 winner Cascadian, looks set to be given time to strengthen up over the coming months.