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Sea The Stars: his yearling three parts-brother is a "laidback colt"

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Last month at grass for Urban Sea yearling

IT remains a case of so far so good for Sea The Stars' yearling three-parts brother by Invincible Spirit, who is enjoying one final month of grass at Gilltown Stud before heading to John Oxx's Currabeg Stables.

As the final foal out of the Tsui family's 1993 Arc heroine Urban Sea, who died after foaling him in March last year, the colt is the subject of much anticipation, especially as he is also a half-brother to the top-flight winners Galileo, Black Sam Bellamy and My Typhoon in addition to Sea The Stars.

"He is a nice type, very correct with a good walk," said Pat Downes, manager of Gilltown Stud, yesterday. "He's a laid back colt though he's not doing much - he's out in the day and comes in at night.

"You would pick him out as an Invincible Spirit as he's quite precocious looking. Cape Cross and Invincible Spirit are both by Green Desert but they are quite different, and you can see Invincible Spirit in this colt.

"He has another month to go before he is broken and joins John Oxx. John has seen him and likes him."

Gilltown Stud is also home to Sea The Stars, who covered 140 mares during his first season this year at a fee of €85,000 including Zarkava and her dam Zarkasha, Japanese champion Vodka and Classic winners Finsceal Beo,Look Here and Speciosa.

 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
Galileo £8,190,648
Dark Angel £2,160,993
Dubawi £2,082,882
Kodiac £1,672,373
Nathaniel £1,530,896
Acclamation £1,475,918
Iffraaj £1,449,745
Frankel £1,436,589
Sea The Stars £1,411,449
Pour Moi £1,283,277