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The noted bloodstock commentator Tony Morris uses his personal observations of top-class racing over five decades to place European star Sea the Stars in context among the pantheon of racing greats. To read the article in the Racing Post, click here.

Morris is quite right in using all the tools to appraise Sea the Stars adequately. The task is further complicated by the nature of the colt, who is an enthusiastic competitor but sees no reason to win by 20 lengths with a half-length will do. In that regard, Sea the Stars is rather like our own champion mare Zenyatta, who won the Lady’s Secret in about three strides, then pricked her ears and coasted under the wire. They make it look easy.