Jockey William Buick faces a 2,000 guinea dilemma after riding Seuss’ master to an impressive win at the Craven Stakes in Newmarket
- Sees has a 14–1 shot for the Colts Classic before the master season.
- He defeated Laeta Barossa on Thursday with a three-quarter length
- Buick may also partner a Appleby-trained, Godolphin-owned ruler
The Master of the Seas by trainer Charlie Appleby would have done enough to convince William Buick that he should have his mount in 2,000 guinea backs in Newmarket within a fortnight.
Master of the Seas, which defeated three-quarters of a length stalmate La Barrosa in the Beat 365 Craven Stakes on the track on Thursday, is shot 14–1 for the first Colts Classic of the season.
This is more than double that of his Appleby-trained, Godolphin-owned stablemate Forest Ruler (6-1), who finished two years as Newmarket’s Autumn Stakes before finishing second in the Group One Vertem Futures Stakes Won.
The classy master of lead leads out of Stamate La Brousa in Newmarket on Thursday
The Master of the Seas races far into the final series of the fourth season, taking the front in the Group One National Stakes in Kurrag.
But wearing a cool hood for the first time he was more restrained and strictly abolished the Kraken bet.
Aplabai, who took the Master of the Seas to Dubai in winter where he finished second in a race in Medan, said: ‘It can be difficult to land William on the back of what the horse has achieved today. Hood was going to be prominent.
‘In the National Stakes, he came out of the gate as if his tail was on fire. We were curious that he did things correctly. ‘