Born to Sea on Classic trail
Born To Sea remains on course to follow in the hoofprints of his esteemed sibling Sea The Stars in the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
The latter kicked off his three-year-old campaign with victory in the Rowley Mile Classic and went on to win a further five Group One prizes that year including the Investec Derby at Epsom and the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.
Born To Sea clearly has plenty to live up to, but showed enough in his two juvenile starts - winning at the Curragh before finishing second in Leopardstown's Killavullan Stakes - to suggest he can uphold family honour to some degree.
"We thought about running him in a trial but we were happy with him at home and we took the decision that he didn't need to have a race. The plan is for him to go straight to Newmarket now and hopefully we're doing the right thing," said Oxx.
"We've had no setbacks at all with him and everything has gone nicely.
"He's pleasing me at home, but things can change quickly, so fingers crossed."