Master Of The Seas, a three-year-old son of Dubawi, took the next step towards the 2,000 Guineas in style on Thursday, 15 April when landing the G3 Craven Stakes. Run over the same course and distance as the first colts Classic, he settled well on this occasion, and when asked by jockey William Buick, quickened up the hill to beat his stable companion La Barrosa by three-quarters of a length.
Winning his third race in five career starts, Master Of The Seas highlight as a juvenile was a thrilling three-length victory in the G2 Superlative Stakes on Newmarket’s July course.
Master Of The Seas is one of eight winners bred by Classic-placed Danehill mare Firth Of Lorne. Four of these have won at Stakes level including Classic-winner Falls Of Lora, who is herself the dam of last weekend’s G1-winner Cascadian (New Approach). Firth Of Lorne also has a juvenile filly by first-season sire Ribchester, who is in training with Charlie Appleby.
Dubawi is enjoying a superb start to 2021 having already sired 13 individual Stakes winners. Lord North was the highlight in Dubai when winning the G1 Dubai Turf, and Master Of The Seas was his third Stakes winner this week at Newmarket after My Oberon and Highland Avenue.