While this is only the first stakes win and second win overall of Land Over Sea's career, her failure to gain more victories earlier is understandable given that she has spent her last five races chasing Songbird. She has actually been quite consistent, with four seconds and a third to go with her two wins from eight starts. It was only a matter of time before she got an opportunity away from her nemesis, and the fans at the Fair Grounds astutely surmised that her lack of wins after breaking her maiden reflected the company she'd been racing in, sending her off as a 9-5 favorite.
How Land Over Sea would have fared against the other top Oaks contender, Cathryn Sophia, is open to question, but she certainly ran like a solid Oaks hopeful at the Fair Grounds. That a filly this nice has been hopelessly outclassed by Songbird every time they've met should give everything else in the division pause for thought---and a good excuse for going somewhere that Songbird isn't.