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Camelot Rated With Sea The Stars After UK Derby
In the UK, last weekend's Gr1 English Derby-winning 3YO colt Camelot (Montjeu-Tarfah, by Kingmambo) "was given a provisional official rating of 124, the same rating achieved by Sea The Stars for his 2009 victory" reported racingpost.com. However the rating "is lower than Workforce's in 2010 (128) & New Approach in 2008 (126)"; Pour Moi (last year's French-trained winner) achieved a rating 1lb lower at 123. British Horseracing Authority head of handicapping Phil Smith commented: "He's very good, no question. We've given him a mark of 124 so far. At this stage of his development we see him as the same horse as Sea The Stars. What we want to see him do now is to run against older horses. That is the great barometer. Sea The Stars went on to beat the older horses & remained unbeaten through the year. At some point we hope Camelot is going to run against older horses. It gives you a much more solid idea where he ranks in world racing." Unbeaten Camelot (who now boasts 4 wins from 4 starts, after blitzing his rival by 5-lengths in the Derby) achieved a rating of 119 as a 2YO & 121 for his Gr1 English 2000 Guineas win in April.