Darley Yorkshire Oaks
Group 1, York 15:35
£350,000 added,
3yo plus,
1m 3f 188y, Class 1   
Thursday 23rd August 2018

1 Sea of Class 7/4F
2 Coronet 4/1
3 Eziyra 8/1
8 ran Distances: 2¼l, 1l, ½l
Time: 2m 30.44s (slow by 3.04s)

Sea of Class wins for James Doyle and William Haggas

Sea Of Class
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Sea Of Class

A last-gasp winner of the Irish Oaks, Sea Of Class was even more impressive this time as she swept by a quality field when given the office by James Doyle, to give Yorkshire-born, Newmarket-based trainer William Haggas the perfect birthday present.

Laurens was smartly out of the stalls, but was soon headed by Magic Wand, with Aidan O’Brien’s other runners Bye Bye Baby and Flattering close up. 

Coronet and Eziyra made a forward move in the straight – but the race was over as soon as Sea Of Class burst onto the scene.

Taking several lengths out of the field in a matter of strides, Sea Of Class strode clear to score by two and a quarter lengths. Coronet was second with Eziyra another length away.

Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Fillies' Group 1)
(British Champions Series)
£350,000 added, 3yo plus, 1m 3f 188y, Class 1
8 ran
Going: Good to Firm, Good in places

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (5) Sea of Class (IRE) 7/4f James Doyle
8-12
W J Haggas 3
2nd (4) Coronet 4/1 L Dettori
9-7
J H M Gosden 4
3rd (7) 1 Eziyra (IRE) 8/1 W Buick
9-7
D K Weld 4
4th (1) ½ Horseplay 16/1 Oisin Murphy
9-7
A M Balding 4
5th (6) hd Magic Wand (IRE) 7/1 R L Moore
8-12
A P O'Brien 3
6th (8) 4 Laurens (FR) 3/1 P J McDonald
8-12
K R Burke 3
7th (3) 3 Bye Bye Baby (IRE) 33/1 W M Lordan
8-12
A P O'Brien 3
8th (2) 2 Flattering (IRE) 80/1 M C Hussey
8-12
A P O'Brien 3