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Sea La Rosa

Sea La Rosa did well to win the Group 3 Pinnacle Stakes at Haydock last Saturday. Smartly away from her inside draw, she was keen all the way down the back straight behind a sedate pace that the leader Darlectable You set, and she was still keen as they raced around the home turn with four furlongs to run. She got a nice gap on the inside as the leader moved off the rail on the run to the three-furlong marker, and she moved up nicely into a share of the lead. She came under a ride then on the run to the two-furlong marker, but there was a lot to like about the manner in which she picked up to go two lengths clear, before keeping on nicely to record an impressive victory.

This was a good performance from William Haggas’ filly, it was an impressive win, especially given how keen she was through the early stages of the race, and how much energy she must have consequently expended before they got into the home straight. The winning time was not good, but that was attributable to the sedate early pace. The Sea The Stars filly did well last season, she won four of her seven races and finished second in two of them and third in the other one, and she rounded off the season by winning a listed race over a mile and five furlongs at Lingfield. This was a really nice start to the season for her, she should progress from this, she shouldn’t be as keen next time with this run under her belt. Maureen Haggas said afterwards the Lancashire Oaks could be next, and that makes a lot of sense, run, as it is, over Saturday’s course and distance. Looking further ahead, she would be interesting if she took up her entry in the Irish St Leger.
Haydock, 28th May 2022