Last week featured some very impressive performers, as trainers start to send out their best younger for the year ahead. From Scotland to Ireland, there were plenty of promising debuts and improvers (with plenty in our horse racing tips!), but one certain horse caught our eye, and she’s a 16/1 shot for the Oaks next month!
Costing 110,000 euros as a yearling, Sea Of Faith has plenty of upsides on her pedigree and made an eye-catching debut at Sandown on Friday.
She was very slowly away from the gates, losing herself around five lengths, turning into the straight still last. She was given a very considerate ride by James Doyle, nudged into a never-nearer, two-length fourth, on the day.
She should come on a huge amount for that experience and the form stacks up extremely well, with the winner having scored as a two-year-old and being a half-sister to Derby winner Wings Of Eagles.
An extra two furlongs should do her the world of good and provided she gets another run in before the Oaks, she does look good value to run a huge race for William Haggas.
Daughter of Sea The Stars, she is sister to the Group 3 winning Raheen House and Australian Group 1 winner Shraaoh. The former had form up until 1m 6f and the latter stayed two miles, so there is plenty of stamina in the family.
She holds a big-race entry into the Oaks and after a debut full of promise, she sits at a handy 16/1 in the antepost market.