Haggas wary of Ballydoyle threat in the Irish Oaks

Wed 11th Jul 2018, 10:06

photoWilliam Haggas trainer of Sea Of Class
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William Haggas is wary of the threat posed by Aidan O'Brien as he prepares Sea Of Class for the Darley Irish Oaks later this month.

The Sea The Stars filly has won two Listed races on her last two starts but faces a steep rise in grade at the Curragh on Saturday week.

“She’s very well, she’s going to work this week and it will be a proper bit of work, but otherwise her preparation has been excellent,” said Haggas.

“He’ll (Aidan O’Brien) run a few, but that’s the way it is. It’s a Classic so it’s not going to be easy, but I think she’s entitled to have a crack at it.

“We’ll see what he brings to the party but there’ll be others, too.”

Haggas also had an update on surprise Pretty Polly winner Urban Fox, who will now stay at the highest level.

“She’s fine, she came out of that race very well and will head to Goodwood for the Nassau,” he told At The Races.

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