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Law Of The Sea

Law Of The Sea was unlucky not to finish closer than he did in the Chester Cup on Friday. Keen early on and short of room on the inside as they raced up past the winning post first time, he raced in mid-division and along the inside through the early part of the race, but he was keen for most of the race, he was still straining the reins as they raced down the back straight final time. One of the only horses who was still on the bridle as they started around the home turn, he picked up well as they passed the two-furlong marker. Moved towards the outside and into clear sailing, he stayed on well towards the stands side, but he ran into a little bit of a cul de sac as the winner Metier swooped down the outside, and Franny Norton had to stop riding through the final 25 yards.

It was a big run by the Golden Horn gelding on his first run for Ian Williams. A dual winner for Godolphin and John & Thady Gosden, those two wins were gained on all-weather and on good to firm turf, but he handled this soft ground well. He is obviously versatile in terms of conditions. He didn’t wear blinkers here, and this was the longest trip over which he has ever raced, and all of that opens up options for him. He holds an entry in the Northumberland Plate, and that would be an interesting project.
Chester, 12th May 2023