Baaeed really is special

Maybe the best miler in Europe or maybe not but he demolished the Bonhams field.

The winning margin was 6 ½ lengths and it was probably the most impressive win of the week.  Baaeed is unbeaten in four runs to date and William Haggas has his eyes on top level racing for this boy. 

El Drama was second home followed by Sir Mark Todd's Tasman Bay who will now go to France for his next start.  Must have been hard for Todd to concentrate on the race in UK when Team NZ was busy competing in Tokyo.

We said that Suesa wasn't coming to Goodwood for the strawberries and he proved it by winning the King George Qatar Stakes over the 1000m.  The Abbaye looks like a future date for him.  Dragon Symbol was 3 lengths away second and third went to Glass Slippers on 22/1.  It could be that retirement is on the cards for Battaash as he failed to sparkle.

The Queen's Plate saw Saeed bin Suroor's Passion And Glory salute and maybe earn a trip to Baden Baden for the Grosser-Preis.  Euchen Glen was second and Fox Tal third with our roughie Pablo Escobar not that far away in 5th.  Mogul was scratched.

Showers are in the forecast for Saturday with the track remaining good to soft. 

The Lillie Langtry is G2 for the f&m over 2800m and 9 to line up headed by Wonderful Tonight with William Buick riding for Menuisier.  Buick is getting married on Sunday so will be looking to get a good send off.  They are odds-on 2/3.  Albaflora is 6/2 and Divinely 17/2.

The Stewards' Cup is a Heritage Handicap over 1200m and while quite open Hurricane Ivor ticks quite a few boxes, especially as he will be ridden by "Aussie Tom" Marquand.  They are on 11/2, with Fresh on 11/2, Great Ambassador 13/2 and Octilio 11/1 the most favoured.

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