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Sea Of Class has Prince of Wales’s Stakes on agenda

7 Apr 2019

William Haggas believes his star filly is versatile regards distance.

James Doyle and Sea Of Class after landing the Irish Oaks. Picture:

Sea Of Class is set to drop back in trip and tackle the Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot this summer.

William Haggas’s brilliant filly won the Irish Oaks and Yorkshire Oaks last year before narrowly failing to peg back Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

“I think every race she ran in last year she improved on the previous race, and her defeat in the Arc was probably her best run.,” Haggas said.

“That was her first season racing and she has only had six runs. Hopefully this year she won’t deteriorate. She certainly looks stronger and her movement is good and everything seems to be on schedule.

I don’t think she was winning races last year because she outstayed them, it was because she was quicker than them. I think she is pretty versatile as regards to her trip.”

He added: “There are two races in May for her, the Middleton at York or Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh. She has won over a mile and a quarter already and she has got plenty of speed.

“In an ideal world, I would like to run her in the Middleton and then the Prince of Wales’s at Royal Ascot.”

We had a go at plotting a campaign for Sea Of Class on March 1.