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Just How Fast Was Sea The Stars?

I’ve written quite a bit about Sea The Stars recently, so hopefully you can tolerate one last post on…Sea The Stars!   I didn’t intend to write any further about him but today Thorograph put up Sea The Stars’ Thorograph sheet.  This allowed for some good comparisons between him and other recent champs as well as some good historical perspective.

For those who aren’t familiar with the sheets, they are “performance figures” which are essentially speed figures with adjustments for weight & ground loss along with some other items.  Thorograph & Ragozin are the competing brands.  Each horse has their career graphically represented on a “sheet” of paper in order to view patterns and form cycles.  They’re quite good and there’s a lot of work that goes into the numbers.

So here’s his Thorograph sheet:

Sea The Starts - Tgraph sheetpic

Sea The Stars was essentially running in the 0 to 2 range in his last several starts (the lower the number, the faster the race).

So how does that rank?

Well it’s good.  Championship quality.  But that’s about it.  Nothing different than what other elite turf horses have run recently.

For comparative purposes:

* Gio Ponti’s 3 previous #’s this year going into the Turf Classic were 0.5, -0.5, 0.25

* Conduit ran a 0.5 winning last year’s BC Turf

* Eagle Mountain ran a 0 running 2nd in last year’s turf

* Soldier of Fortune ran 1’s in his 3 starts in Europe last year before running a 2 in the Breeders Cup.

* English Channel ran a -0.25 winning the 2007 BC Turf with 2.5, 0.25, 1, 1 before that.  The previous year he ran 0, 1, 0.75, 0.75, 0.75. 0.75, 2.

* Dylan Thomas ran 3.25, 1, 2.25, 0, 0, 0.75, 1, 1.5, 2.25 working backward in 2007.

* Red Rocks ran a 0 winning the 2006 Breeders Cup Turf.

* Shirrocco ran a -0.5 winning the 2005 Breeders’ Cup Turf.

(all figures are from Thorograph)

Interesting?  I thought so!  Greatest ever?  Nah…

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