William Haggas mulling possible plans for Irish Oaks winner Sea Of Class
William Haggas says he has got “lots to think about” considering future plans for his Darley Irish Oaks heroine Sea Of Class.
However, Haggas is keen to let the dust settle on her weekend success before committing to definite targets.
Sea The Stars’ daughter had claimed Classic glory at Curragh, with James Doyle’s masterful ride, post successive Listed triumphs at Newbury.
The three-year-old holds entries in the Nassau Stakes at Goodwood and the Yorkshire Oaks next month, while a tilt at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp in October has also been mooted.
“What a great ride he (Doyle) gave her. She’s a good filly,” the Newmarket handler told us.
“I don’t think they went that fast and she did well to come from the back of the field, but it was mighty close.
“I don’t really know what the plan is yet. All the fillies’ races that are coming up and the Arc (are possible targets). I need to have a regroup, see how the filly is and then decide what to do.
“We need to think about next year as well. If we’re going to keep her in training, do we overdo her this year? Or do we forget next year and crack on this year whilst she’s in good shape.
“We’ve got lots to think about.”
“He handles the turf and the dirt. I think to take him to America to run on the dirt will be good for him.”