Baaeed facing real test in clever Lockinge Stakes renewal | Race News

Baaeed will face eight rivals as superstar William Haggas returns to action in the Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

The four-year-old, who hadn’t raced as a two-year-old, went from winning a maiden in June to securing the Prix du Moulin and Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at the end of the season.

He is considered one of the best horses in the world and all eyes will be on him at the start of his season.

Its main rival in the market is Aidan O’Brien’s Mother Earth, winner of the 1000 Guineas last year. She has a one-race advantage this season after winning the first time in the Park Express Stakes.

Another top class filly last year was Andrew Balding’s Alcohol Free who also had a run, having finished third in a group two at Sandown.

Saeed bin Suroor’s real world is something of a salvage mission, as after making giant leaps last season on grass, he has disappointed the last two times on clay in the Saudi Cup and FIFA World Cup. Dubai.

New Mandate line up for Ralph Beckett after finding their way to victory at Ascot last time out, while Sunray Major runs for John and Thady Gosden.

Richard Hannon races both Chindit and Etonian, with Sir Bucker, ridden by Hollie Doyle, completing the field.

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