Master Of The Seas declared his potential at Newmarket this afternoon, getting up to win the Group 3 Craven Stakes for Charlie Appleby.
The three-year-old, who landed the Superlative Stakes last season, looked in trouble at three out when he was trapped in the middle of the pack.
Fortunately for Appleby’s colt, Mystery Smiles put his challenge down at two out and opened up a gap for the 11/4 favourite to run through.
William Buick slammed his foot on the gas, with the three-year-old producing a quick turn of foot to get level with La Barrosa in the final furlong.
The son of Dubawi managed to get the better of his stablemate in the closing stages, landing success by three-quarters of a length.
Master Of The Seas saw his price for the upcoming 2000 Guineas trimmed after his success at Newmarket, dropping from 16/1 to 12/1.