Haggas longing for 2022 marketing campaign with star miler Baaeed

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William Haggas is trying ahead to seeing Baaeed in motion subsequent yr having guided him to an unbeaten three-year-old season.

Baaeed has loved a speedy ascent to the highest of the tree as he was unraced as a juvenile and didn’t make his racecourse debut till the week of the Derby.

He ended his marketing campaign by toppling Europe’s finest miler in Palace Pier in Saturday’s Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at Ascot, with defending champion The Revenant even additional behind, confirming Baaeed’s place within the prime rank.

“I do not suppose John (Gosden) was proud of Frankie’s experience on Palace Pier, however Jim felt he had him coated all the way in which,” stated Haggas.

“We had been anticipating Palace Pier to assault in good time, however they crawled for the primary furlong and I believe Frankie thought he had the entrance ones coated, however Baaeed was at all times travelling nicely and I believe he received OK in the long run.

“In fact I am trying ahead to subsequent yr – so long as he stays proper each bodily and mentally – and he is been a delight to coach up to now. He’ll be a enjoyable horse to have subsequent yr.

“It is terrific to have probably the greatest three-year-olds in Europe, most likely.”

Baaeed’s path to the highest – being unraced at two to successful Group Ones at three – mirrored Sea Of Class, who Haggas educated to be crushed only a nostril within the 2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

“Sea Of Class was an excellent filly and he or she additionally stayed nicely. She sadly died as a four-year-old. I should not have run her at Ascot that yr (on smooth floor within the 2019 Prince of Wales’s Stakes), however I will not make that mistake once more,” he stated.

“She was distinctive and he or she was presumably a bit unlucky within the Arc. She jumped straight right into a Listed race on her second begin having acquired beat in her maiden.

“Baaeed was a bit totally different, he wanted a novice race after which the Listed earlier than a Group Three and two Group Ones, so his rise has been fairly wonderful too.”

Haggas admits he by no means envisaged Baaeed as a prime miler given he’s by Sea The Stars and his full brother Hukum has received at as much as 14 furlongs.

“Numerous mine that do not run at two I am fairly positive are OK. I can not bear in mind why he did not run, he might have been immature, might have had a couple of niggles after which it went very smooth, so I did not need to run him,” stated Haggas.

“I am additionally not an enormous lover of the all-weather. Clearly we’ve got various runners on it, however I do not like working two-year-olds on it. Typically you need to but when I do know they’re fairly good, they do not run.

“I by no means noticed him as a Guineas horse as a result of I noticed him as a stayer given how nicely his brother (Hukum) stays.”


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