Connections planning Ascot run for Sea Of Grace


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Connections have confirmed that Sea Of Grace could run in the Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot later this month.

The three-year-old started her career in Ireland with trainer John Oxx and she finished third on her debut in June 2016.

That impressive run was followed by a win at Tipperary before she broke her duck at the Curragh in August of last year.

The daughter of Born To Sea then moved to William Haggas’ yard for the 2017 campaign and that move has yet to produce a victory.

She finished fifth in the Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket in April as she stepped up in class before then finishing second last month at Deauville.

Only Precieuse proved too much for her in the French 1000 Guineas and connections are now looking at future meetings.

After two solid runs, William’s wife Maureen has confirmed that connections have discussed going to Royal Ascot in two weeks time.

The daughter of Born To Sea looks set to run at the famous festival but Maureen admits the team are hoping for rain and the ground must be on the softer side.

She told reporters: “Hopefully she will go to Royal Ascot, but she needs the rain as she wants soft ground.

If we don’t run her at Ascot, there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year for her.

“I think she might stay a bit further, but we will stick at a mile for the moment.”

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