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DIGITAL AGE RELATIVE WOWS ON DEBUT

By May 6, 2024No Comments

Mauritzfontein’s G1 winning stallion Digital Age got a handsome update to his pedigree page when relative Sea Just In Time made a winning debut at Newmarket on Friday.

The William Haggas-trained 11-2 chance and jockey Tom Marquand swept past their rivals two furlongs from home to win Friday’s Class 2 Darley Maiden Fillies’ Stakes by four and three quarter lengths, with the Charlie Appleby-trained Precious Jewel in second and Jane Chapple-Hyam’s Mallavelly three lengths further back in third.

Maureen Haggas, wife of trainer William who was also celebrating her 63rd birthday today, was impressed with what she saw on the three-year-old’s first racecourse outing.

 

She said: “That was nice – I thought she did that well. We always thought she was nice and is well-rated, being a sister to Truthful and we had the older sister as well (Sea On Time) who sadly injured a tendon after winning a maiden when she looked nice.

 

“There is no rush to decide where she goes next, I’ll leave that to William. I think she probably needs three weeks before she runs again and we could look for a Listed contest for her.

 

“There are lots of things later in the year like the Irish Oaks. Sea Of Class was second here before going on to win a Listed race and then on to win the Irish Oaks.

 

“If you look at her – she still needs some time and some sunshine – like we all do!”

 

 

A three-year-old daughter of Sea The Stars (whose grandsire Green Desert is also grandsire of Digital Age) and the Street Cry mare My Timing, the promising Sea Just In Time holds entries for both the G2 Ribblesdale Stakes and G1 Juddmonte Irish Oaks.

Sea Just In Time’s fourth dam is the outstanding racemare Time Charter, who also ranks as the fifth dam of Digital Age.

By the same sire as I Am Invincible and Kingman, Digital Age was a top-class racehorse whose five career wins included the G1 Old Foresters Bourbon Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs.