Baaeed’s compelling victory at Newbury only seeks to add to debate that he is the best miler since Frankel – but trainer William Haggas chooses to remain cool on the horse
- Baaeed wins convincingly at Newbury having gone off as the 4-9 favourite
- William Haggas dodges question on whether he is the best horse in the world
- The colt is now unbeaten in seven career runs and had gears to spare at Newbury
Baaeed presented compelling evidence he is the best miler since the mighty Frankel with a routine win in the Group One Lockinge Stakes at Newbury.
The William Haggas-trained colt, who is now unbeaten in seven career runs, had gears to spare as he eased home by three-and-a-quarter lengths ahead of Real World in the hands of jockey Jim Crowley.
Haggas said of his 4-9 favourite: ‘I would not go as far as to say he is the best horse in the world – that is the sort of thing others might say – but it was a strongish field and he did very well.’
Baaeed ridden by Jim Crowley cruised to victory at Newbury on Saturday afternoon
Baaeed had a few gears spare in his winning run in The Al Shaqad Lockinge Stakes at Newbury