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Figgis
14 May 22 14:40
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Last year I doubted Baaeed was as good as some people were saying. I backed Palace Pier against him in the QE2 and got my fingers burned. On that piece of form it's virtually impossible to see him beaten here. However, at this kind of price in a Gp1 I want a horse to prove it can run a proper Gp1 speed figure. After the QE2 result I fully expected Baaeed to have qualified but I still couldn't get him higher than a solid Gp2 performance on the clock. That isn't to say he isn't still capable of a better one. With Crowley producing him late in his races it's entirely possible he has only done enough to win and can run faster if needed. Also, Haggas is a trainer who I normally associate doing better with maturer horses, and if Baaeed makes just normal improvement then I don't believe he'll be beaten today. Added to that, for me, this looks a very weak renewal as far as strength in depth goes.

So that said, there doesn't look too many reasons to oppose him. Nevertheless, it remains to be seen if he's improved from 3 to 4 and on last year's form there is one horse in the field I think can give him a race. Real World ran a figure at Royal Ascot that told me he was up to winning a solid Gp2 event, which he went on to do after winning lesser events easily. He ran poorly on the dirt earlier this year and there's no proof yet that he'll be the same horse this season back on turf. At this price I'm willing to take that risk. I don't bet each way too often but think he's worth a win and place here.

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A_T
When: 14 May 22 15:11
I don't know about a weak renewal - there's 3 G1 winners
By:
Figgis
When: 14 May 22 15:21
Yes, but personally I don't have the fillies, on last season's form, up to beating the colts in a normal Gp1. Yes I know Alcohol Free already has, but for me her main opposition were below par.
By:
penzance
When: 14 May 22 15:36
Put that race to bed easily enough.
By:
A_T
When: 14 May 22 15:36
not sure what you expect to be running in a Lockinge - a races for older horses only - when most good 3yos are retired

anyway a brilliant performance from Baaeed
By:
Figgis
When: 14 May 22 15:44
I meant I could only see one horse, Real World, worth a place bet in the race. Personally I wouldn't have backed Chindit. Baaeed was impressive though and no doubt he's even better as a 4yo.
By:
brandyontherocks
When: 14 May 22 15:54
Hopefully he gets to race against the classic generation at Goodwood.
By:
Try My Best
When: 14 May 22 16:51
Winner could have lapped them.
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roadrunner46
When: 14 May 22 21:20
won easily, interesting the eshaada race, looked from betting not much confidence, first two made it difficult to pinpoint the winner , know money came for scope, the london gold cup that was a well bred winner, didnt realize at time
By:
impossible123
When: 06 Jul 22 19:44
This pig is running in the Superlative Stakes on saturday. He's surprisingly 3/1 2f against Victory of Dance and Lions Of War.
By:
penzance
When: 06 Jul 22 21:11
...?
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impossible123
When: 07 Jul 22 12:28
Sorry 'penzance', wrong thread. I meant the hyped-pig Alfred Cummings. I think he's been scratched for the Superlative Stakes on saturday at Newmarket; no rep from AOB either.
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