Sea Of Class Ready For King George

Sea Of Class trained by William Haggas is now set for her run in the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes after flopping in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Last year the filly had a superb season making her debut in April at Newmarket and finishing a nice second but from there no one expected the performances she would come up with in he future.

From there she went on to win twice at Newbury over 1 mile 2 furlongs and she was then sent to the Curragh in Ireland for her firs Group 1 outing and she did not disappoint being stepped up in trip to land the Irish Oaks.

York was next on the agenda and how the old saying goes "one brings two" and she landed the Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks in great style beating some smart horses effortlessly.

A lot of people that the three year olds season was then done and she would be put away for a strong four year old campaign but she was supplemented for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and what a performance she gave.

The daughter of Sea the Stars finished a very narrow second to the superstar Enable under a great ride by James Doyle who thought he had timed the run to perfection but was one lunge off winning the feature Group 1 contest in Paris.

Now a four year old, many people in the racing world were looking forward to the return of the superstar but it was not the seasonal debut that everyone was expecting from Sea Of Class.

Haggas was unsure on whether to run his four year old with the ground at Ascot turning soft which does not suit the filly but she ran anyway in the Group 1 Prince Of Wales's Stakes and her trainers worst nightmares became true.

She finished a weak fifth, with no effort from James Doyle to see her go and challenge the leaders and try and win the race with the only benefit being she has now had a prep run for the King George.

Credit ATR - Haggas said: "She’s fine, thankfully.

"The plan was always to go for the Prince of Wales’s, and then the King George, so I don’t see why that should change.

“All options are still open, and it will depend on what happens in the next couple of weeks. But as far as I’m concerned, she’s absolutely fine – and I won’t run her on soft again.”