John Oxx is refusing to get too carried away with the performance of Sea The Stars’ half-brother Born To Sea, who made a successful debut at the Curragh.
Carrying the same colours as the six-times Group One winner, Born To Sea got off the mark in the Listed Blenheim Stakes on Saturday.
Sore shins delayed his first racecourse appearance and it will be another seven weeks before he is back in action with the Group Three Killavullan Stakes over seven furlongs at Leopardstown on October 30 being the target.
“It was a good effort for a horse having his first run and beating horses rated in the high 90s,” Oxx told At The Races.
“It was nice to see him run over 100 on his first start, it was a pretty good start for any horse. He’s got a bit of talent and is bred to have it.
“He’d been showing us that in his work. We didn’t really fire him up to win the first time
“He goes through softish ground quite well but he should handle good in due course fine.”
Paddy Power make Born To Sea their 6-1 favourite for the 2000 Guineas and he is also the 14-1 market leader for the Derby.
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