Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes: Sensible Baaeed bids to stay unbeaten in Newbury Group One

The breathtaking Baaeed places his unbeaten report on the road on Saturday afternoon within the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, taking over eight rivals together with final 12 months’s 1000 Guineas heroine Mom Earth.

The breathtaking Baaeed places his unbeaten report on the road on Saturday afternoon within the Group One Al Shaqab Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, taking over eight rivals together with final 12 months’s 1000 Guineas heroine Mom Earth.

Baaeed will look to affix an illustrious listing of Lockinge winners, together with arguably two of the very best milers we have ever seen in Frankel and Brigadier Gerard.

Additionally within the discipline is Actual World who brings his unbeaten report on turf to the celebration in addition to Andrew Balding’s Group One-winning filly Alcohol Free.

Baaeed and Jim Crowley after profitable the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes


Jockey: Jim Crowley; Coach: William Haggas

William Haggas’ famous person colt made it six from six at Ascot on Champions Day, beating final 12 months’s Lockinge winner Palace Pier by a neck.

Nonetheless has comparatively low mileage, worryingly for his opposition, it is seemingly this son of Sea The Stars has much more enchancment to come back as a four-year-old.

Appears versatile tactically and floor smart in addition to being comfortably the very best rated within the discipline so ought to take all of the beating.


J: Pat Dobbs; T: Richard Hannon

Has come up brief on a number of events on the highest degree however regarded pretty much as good as ever when beating Tempus at Doncaster on his seasonal reappearance.

Pulled away properly within the ultimate furlong there and there must be extra to come back from Richard Hannon’s colt however on all recognized kind he is set to compete for minor honours at finest.


J: Rossa Ryan; T: Richard Hannon

Appeared very sensible at two when profitable his first two begins together with the Group Three Solario Stakes at Sandown.

Put in his place later that season when well-beaten within the Dewhurst and has finally been disappointing since.

Struggled on his reappearance when ending ninth in a Newbury handicap 4 weeks in the past and whereas he may get his profession again on monitor this season, it appears to be like seemingly he’ll battle at this a lot larger degree.

New Mandate

J: Richard Kingscote; T: Ralph Beckett

Confirmed angle when returning to profitable methods on his first run of the season within the Listed Paradise stakes at Ascot 17 days in the past, making it 4 wins from his final six outings.

Appeared sensible at two and solely ran as soon as as a three-year-old so fascinating to see how he progresses this 12 months.

The probabilities are he’d be way more at house in calmer waters.

Actual World

J: Danny Tudhope; T: Saeed Bin Suroor

Progressed all through final season concluding with a comfortable win in a Group Two at Longchamp on Arc weekend.

Began this 12 months a lot the identical means with a win on the Turf at Meydan however properly crushed on filth the final twice at Group One degree.

Is 5 from 5 on the turf so ought to relish the return to this floor and appears more likely to be within the shakeup if that’s the case.

Sir Busker

J: Hollie Doyle; T: William Knight

Essentially the most uncovered horse within the discipline, William Knight’s six-year-old is now on an 18-race dropping streak going again to June 2020 regardless of some gallant efforts in defeat.

Completed second of 4 behind the re-opposing New Mandate final time and one other that might want to take an enormous step ahead to become involved.

Frankie Dettori riding Sunray Major
Frankie Dettori driving Sunray Main

Sunray Main

J: Frankie Dettori; T: John & Thady Gosden

A calmly raced son of Dubawi, he made an encouraging reappearance when ending fifth in a Sandown Group Two ending simply behind Alcohol Free.

That was his first run at Group degree and beneath Frankie Dettori he may become involved at an enormous worth if stepping ahead from that run, which appears to be like totally potential.

Oisin Murphy celebrates as Alcohol Free crosses the line in front in the Sussex Stakes
Oisin Murphy celebrates as Alcohol Free crosses the road in entrance within the Sussex Stakes

Alcohol Free

J: Rob Hornby; T: Andrew Balding

High class Group One-winning filly who barely upset when ending third at Sandown on reappearance three weeks in the past.

Was tried within the hood there which is rapidly distributed with and if she’s again to her finest right here she may run into a spot,

Was properly crushed by Baaeed in October within the Queen Elizabeth II at Ascot.

Ryan Moore rides Mother Earth to victory in Park Express Stakes at The Curragh
Ryan Moore rides Mom Earth to victory in Park Specific Stakes at The Curragh

Mom Earth

J: Ryan Moore; T: Aidan O’Brien

Robust constant filly of Aidan O’Brien’s whose greatest victory got here in final 12 months’s 1000 Guineas at Newmarket.

Backed that up later within the season when profitable the Group One Prix Rothschild at Deauville in addition to working quite a lot of gallant efforts in defeat.

Reappeared with victory at The Curragh, asserting shut house and appears the most definitely of all to provide Baaeed a scare.

Lewis’ big-race verdict

The famous person Baaeed appears to be like like he’ll take all of the beating right here and is properly away from the sphere on rankings.

Nonetheless calmly raced, it is totally potential there may be much more to come back from him which is a terrifying prospect for the opposition.

Godolphin’s Actual World and Aidan O’Brien’s Guineas winner Mom Earth look most definitely to fill the locations.

Out of the potential improvers, Sunray Main appears to be like most intriguing if he can construct on his Sandown reappearance.

1st – Baaeed

2nd – Actual World

third – Mom Earth

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