Sea the Stars crown bid ruled out
TRAINER John Oxx has dismissed speculation Derby and 2,000 Guineas winner Sea The Stars will bid to become the first horse since Nijinsky 39 years ago to challenge for the Triple Crown.
Oxx told Racing Post he would not even enter the superstar performer in the Ladbrokes St Leger. Sea The Stars, who won the 2,000 Guineas before his Epsom masterclass in the Derby, will be removed from bookmakers' St Leger markets this week on publication of entries, which closed yesterday.
Sea The Stars' diversion from Sunday's Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby to his first clash with older horses has set him back on the same path taken in 1989 by Nashwan, the last horse before him to win the 2,000 Guineas and Derby. Nashwan followed up his Classic wins by landing the Eclipse before claiming the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.