Talking Horses: Master Of The Seas for Guineas after Godolphin one-twoFriday 16 April 2021
William Buick’s mount got the better of stablemate La Barossa in the Craven and now the jockey faces a tricky choice
William Buick picked the right partner in the Craven Stakes here on Thursday when he steered Master Of The Seas to a three-quarter length success over stable companion La Barrosa, and he now faces another tricky choice between Master Of The Seas and One Ruler in the 2,000 Guineas on 1 May.
If he were to base his decision solely on the latest odds, Buick would surely opt for One Ruler, the runner-up in last season’s Vertem Futurity Trophy at Doncaster and a general 6-1 shot for the Guineas. This year’s race is betting more like a handicap, though, and a price of around 10-1 about Master Of The Seas suggests there may well be very little between the two.
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