Born to Sea seeks to emulate brother Sea The Stars at Newmarket

11:48 03 May 2012

Born to Sea

Born to Sea

PA Archive/Press Association Images

Horse Talk: Top horse racing tips and the latest news

A degree of confusion continues to reign ahead of the 2000 Guineas, the first of the two Classic races set to be staged on the Rowley Mile at Newmarket this weekend.

Camelot, the unbeaten Racing Post Trophy winner, dominates the betting at 6-4 (Paddy Power), although his trainer Aidan O’Brien has yet to confirm his participation in the colts classic.

“It’s so far, so good.” O’Brien said. “Everything is going smooth so far but I’m afraid to commit him. If there’s any question then he won’t be there. If all those boxes are ticked he’ll run.”

The possibility of soft ground adds to the confusion and it may be worth siding with Born To Sea, a half-brother to Sea The Stars who won this in 2009 on his way to a remarkable campaign that included victories in the Derby and Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe.

Born To Sea, best priced at 8-1, won his debut on soft ground at the Curragh, before suffering an injury at his next start when runner-up at Leopardstown.

“He tore a muscle at the top of his quarters,” said Oxx who guided Sea The Stars to six Group 1 wins in 2009.

“It must have happened at that start of the race. He pitched on to his nose when the stalls opened. As the race developed, he seemed to be climbing, he didn’t have the push from behind. He did well to run as well as he did.”

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
2 3 4 5 6

Latest football news

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

It has been a busy Wednesday in the capital and here are the main headlines.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Gary Cahill of Chelsea  (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Gary Cahill hopes Chelsea can gather momentum from claiming consecutive wins for the first time in two months into Sunday’s London derby at Tottenham.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Arsenal's Mesut Ozil (right) celebrates with Olivier Giroud after scoring his side's first goal against Dinamo Zagreb.

Arsene Wenger is confident that Arsenal can defy history by overcoming Olympiacos in Greece next month to reach the last 16 of the Champions League.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Jose Mourinho, manager of Chelsea (Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images)

Jose Mourinho blamed the poor pitch at Haifa’s Sammy Ofer Stadium for the ankle injury to John Terry which is expected to see the Chelsea captain ruled out of Sunday’s Barclays Premier League clash at Tottenham.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Rob Green has yet again been an ever-present for QPR this season

Rob Green says QPR have struggled for any kind of continuity since he has been at the club.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...


Tesco - Every little helps

Would you like to have the opportunity to win a huge £2,500 to spend at Tesco? Well with this amazing prize you can do exactly that! MyOffers are giving you the chance to get your hands on £2,500 to spend on anything you desire may it be free weekly groceries for the foreseeable future, a new TV, home decoration or even a new sofa!

Read more
You could get your hands on the new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge!

Here’s your chance to win one of the most feature-packed smartphones on the planet, from tech giants Samsung, The Samsung S6 Edge!

Read more

Latest Tech News