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Sea The Stars: 11-10 he will sire a Group 1 winner worldwide in 2013

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Sea The Stars first crop subject of special bets

WITH excitement brewing ahead of the first two-year-old crop by Sea The Stars running in 2013, bookmakers have issued special bets on how the outstanding world champion will fare as a sire.

Paddy Power go 8-1 about any progeny of Sea The Stars winning a British or Irish Group 1 in the 2013 Flat season. William Hill are offering 4-1 on the same occurence.

Sea The Stars covered a cosmopolitan first book of mares, with Vodka heading back to her native Japan in foal and Zarkava's colt entering training in France, and Stan James offer odds of 11-10 on him siring a Group or Grade 1 winner worldwide in 2013.

Stan James also go 1-4 that Sea The Stars will sire a Group 1 winner from his first crop in 2013 or beyond.

Joseph Burke of Stan James said: "The reason we bet 11-10 against Sea The Stars having a Group 1 winning two-year-old in his first crop is two fold. For one, he was a Group 2 winning two-year-old himself and he didn't prove himself a Group 1 horse until his three-year-old career, when he stamped himself as the most versatile and one of the best three-year-olds we have ever seen.

"Two. his half-brother, the world's greatest sire, Galileo, did not manage to get a Group 1-winning two-year-old in his first crop."

Ladbrokes have chalked up the Sea The Stars colt out of Zarkava at 20-1 to won a Group 1 in 2013.

Hydrogen, the Galileo three-parts brother to Authorized who was the world's dearest yearling in 2012 at 2.5m guineas, is also the subject of special bets for 2013.

The colt, who will be trained by Peter Chapple-Hyam, is 4-6 to win a race in 2013, 11-10 not to win a race in 2013 and 10-1 to win a Group 1 race in 2013 with Betfred.

Ladbrokes go 20-1 about Hydrogen emulating Authorized by winning the Racing Post Trophy and 50-1 about him winning the 2014 Derby.





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