Brilliant Baaeed confirms class to win Sussex Stakes at Goodwood

By: Greg Wood at Goodwood Thursday 28 July 2022
  • ‘Like doing the Tour de France on a motorbike’
  • William Haggas’ horse unbeaten in his nine races

“It’s probably like doing the Tour de France on a motorbike,” William Haggas said here on Wednesday, having watched Jim Crowley steer the exceptional Baaeed to the ninth win of his 14-month career in the Group One Sussex Stakes. “It must be a wonderful feeling for Jim in a race of that nature, you pull him out and he goes there on the bridle.”

Baaeed was sent off at 1-6 to maintain his unbeaten record, the shortest price for the favourite in this race since Frankel won at 1-20 a decade ago, and though his winning margin over Modern Games, the French 2,000 Guineas winner, was less than two lengths, there was never a point when defeat seemed even faintly possible.

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