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Master Of The Seas

Master Of The Seas ran a big race to finish second in the 2000 Guineas in a race in which it was difficult to make ground from the rear. The winner Poetic Flare and the runner-up Lucky Vega were always close enough to the pace whereas, by contrast, Master Of The Seas raced in rear early on.  Almost last after they had gone a furlong, he made good ground on the far side from the four-furlong marker. He made significant progress from the three-furlong marker to the two-furlong marker, he got past Lucky Vega on the far side, and he at least drew level with Poetic Flare. It was a great tussle between the three of them up the hill to the line, all three colts enhanced their reputations significantly, and Master Of The Seas just lost out by the bob of a head to Poetic Flare, with Lucky Vega just a neck behind the pair of them in third, with a two-and-a-half-length break back to the fourth horse Naval Crown.

Master Of The Seas had to do a lot of running from the rear just to get up into a challenging position, and he was particularly impressive between the three-furlong pole and the two-furlong pole. According to Racing TV’s sectional times, he covered this furlong in 10.9secs, 0.21secs faster than the second fastest horse through this furlong. He was impressive in winning the Craven Stakes at Newmarket on his first run in Britain this season, and this was a nice step forward from that. It may be that the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot will suit him well, a race in which he can be settled in behind and delivered late at a track that suits that style of racing.
Newmarket, 1st May 2021