Sea The Stars Shines in Two Thousand Guineas

The Irish-bred draws away from Delegator to capture first English Classic of year.

Sea The Stars drew away from favorite Delegator in the final sprint to win the English Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) at Newmarket on May 2.
    
Jockey Mick Kinane earned his fourth victory in the opening classic of the English season.
    
Sea The Stars, an 8-1 shot, was close up for most of the one-mile straight. He made his move on the stands side of the 15-horse field in the final furlong to collar Delegator, who hit the front earlier with Jamie Spencer aboard.
    
Sea The Stars edged away from Delegator, a doubtful starter because of the firm going, and won by 1 1/2 lengths.
    
Bookmakers immediately installed the 3-year-old Irish-bred Cape Cross colt as favorite for next month's English Derby (Eng-I) at Epsom.

The John Oxx-conditioned Sea The Stars, a half-brother to Derby winner Galileo, was last seen winning the Beresford Stakes (Ire-II) at the Curragh in September.
    
Gan Amhras finished third and the fast-finishing Rip Van Winkle took fourth. The final time on good to firm going was 1:35.88.