THOROUGHBRED DAILY NEWS - Battaash Cracks the Track Record As he Makes It Four King Georges

Published 2020/07/31

The odds were 2-7 and there was never any doubt that Shadwell’s Battaash (Ire) (Dark Angel {Ire}) would pull off a fourth renewal of Goodwood’s G2 King George Qatar S. on Friday.

Recording his fastest time (55.62) in the race in the process, the G1 Nunthorpe S., G1 King’s Stand S. and G1 Prix de l’Abbaye hero was shadowed by last year’s G1 Prix de l’Abbaye winner Glass Slippers (GB) (Dream Ahead) but was comfortably on top at the line to score by 2 1/4 lengths, with Ornate (GB) (Bahamian Bounty {GB}) a neck away in third as he replicated his position in this 12 months ago.The first three home broke his previous track record.

BATTAASH (IRE), g, 6, Dark Angel (Ire)–Anna Law (Ire), by Lawman (Fr). (200,000gns Ylg ’15 TAOCT). O-Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum; B-Ballyphilip Stud (IRE); T-Charlie Hills; J-Jim Crowley. Lifetime Record: 2x Hwt. Older Horse-Eur at 5-7f, Hwt. 3yo-Fr at 5-7f, MG1SW-Eng & G1SW-Fr, 22-12-2-3, £1,613,646.