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Master Of The Seas by far the best in G2 Superlative Stakes


Two-year-old colt Master Of The Seas continued his unbeaten record with a superb display in the seven-furlong G2 Superlative Stakes at Newmarket, UK, on Saturday, 11 July.

The son of 2004 Superlative Stakes winner Dubawi, a debut winner over the same trip for Charlie Appleby on Newmarket’s Rowley Mile course in June, was short of room leaving the stalls and raced in mid-field on the far side of the 10 runners.

Master Of The Seas took closer order with three furlongs to race and showed an impressive turn of foot to take up the running a furlong and a half from home. He readily opened up daylight over his rivals, galloping out strongly under William Buick for a three-length success.

Charlie Appleby said: “Master Of The Seas is a very interesting horse. He was entered to run in France next Tuesday in a Listed race but did a nice piece of work on Thursday, so we thought that we should aim our sights a little higher and run here.

“He does everything very simply. He is not flash and Diego has done a great job riding him – he keeps the horse very relaxed. Master Of The Seas goes out with the string and, whatever we pair him up with, he finds it easy to gallop well with them.

“He handled soft ground on the Rowley Mile, when Brett Doyle said he was both very professional and willing. Those are two nice boxes to tick with a racehorse and I told William today not to be frightened to let him roll of he was travelling. He said that he probably hit the front too soon but everything else just fell away.

“He has done nothing wrong in two starts and is a lovely specimen by Dubawi. We will get back and see how he pops out of this but the likelihood is that we will hopefully go down the same route as Pinatubo and take a look at the G1 National Stakes (The Curragh, Ireland) in September. It is unlikely that he will go to Goodwood and we will probably give him a bit of a break. He is a big horse and a bit more time won’t do him any harm.”