Celebration Mile Among Possible Targets For Baaeed


Angus Gold discusses exciting 3-year-old Baaeed | Tattersalls

Shadwell's progressive 3-year-old Baaeed (GB) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) could resurface next in Goodwood's G2 Celebration Mile on Aug. 28, according to Racing Manager Angus Gold, though connections are not yet closing the door on the G3 Thoroughbred S. at Glorious Goodwood on July 30 or the Aug. 15 G1 Prix Jacques le Marois in Deauville.

Trained by William Haggas, Baaeed broke his maiden at first asking on Leicester on June 7 before taking a Newmarket novice race by 7 1/2 lengths on June 19. He returned to the July Course to beat high-class 3-year-olds like One Ruler (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) in the Listed Sir Henry Cecil S., winning by four lengths.

“I think Baaeed is a very good horse, hopefully,” said Gold. “I haven't discussed it any further with William as yet, but I think [Glorious] Goodwood is going to come too soon. He's had three races in relatively quick succession–he's gone from winning a maiden a month ago to suddenly being an impressive listed winner in a short space of time.

“There's the Celebration Mile at Goodwood at the end of August, or if [Haggas] wanted to go a step further there's the Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville, but all the same problems apply in terms of getting to France these days. I'm waiting to have a chat with William once he's had a good look at the horse and see what he thinks. He might turn round and say 'he looks fine, let's go to Goodwood.' However, he did say he didn't want to overdo it because the horse is in a great place at the moment. He might be the best 3-year-old we have in training, so we've got to do the right thing by him.”

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