Brilliant Baaeed confirms class to win Sussex Stakes at GoodwoodThursday 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.Continue reading...