Sea The Stars and Mick Kinane
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Scarcely had the ink dried on our piece on SEA THE STARS and RACHEL ALEXANDRA, than Sea The Stars’ merit rating was published.
Sea The Stars has joined the list of all-time greats after his stunning Irish Champion Stakes win at Leopardstown, according to Timeform – and there is the mouth-watering prospect of better to come.
Australian and New Zealand Bloodstock News reports that Timeform have provisionally given John Oxx’s colt a huge rating of 140, which puts him alongside Shergar, Dancing Brave and Dubai Millennium as the third best horse since 1970.
Only Brigadier Gerard(144) and Mill Reef (141) have been allotted bigger ratings by Timeform since 1970. Timeform’s Flat Editor Jamie Lynch commented: “Mastercraftsman (130) appears to have run his race in third, and there is also good reason for believing that Fame And Glory deserves a rating of 135, and to be bracketed in the same league as Sinndar(134),Galileo(134) and St Jovite(135).
“Therefore the form of the race looks solid, and we have given Sea The Stars a provisional rating of 140.
“Furthermore, Sea The Stars again didn’t look all out, leaving the impression there could be an even better performance in him if ever comes up against something able to test him fully. “He should now be classed as one of the all-time greats.”
TIMEFORM RATINGS SINCE 1970
Sea The Stars