William Haggas was set for a big afternoon in Newbury with Baaeed’s hotly anticipated return in the Al Shabaq Lockinge Stakes and it couldn’t have got off to a better start, as Tiber Flow took the listed Carnarvon Stock. listed under the leadership of Tom Marquand.
The dark horse Caravaggio, owned and bred by Jon and Julia Aisbitt, had done well in the six-hair contest to cheer longtime leader Hierarchy close to the end, and had to pull it all out. stops to negate the late rise of Rizg, who bolstered the stand rails under the guidance of Marquand’s wife, Hollie Doyle, to score with a short head.
The 15-8 favorite, who won his first three all-weather starts before failing to get up in a valuable event at Newcastle on Good Friday, struggled as much as they were. arrive.
His coach feels that he will be able to tackle Royal Ascot’s hull, given his past history of overcoming adversity and next run in the Commonwealth Cup or overcome one more match at Jersey Stakes.
Haggas revealed: “He’s getting stronger and capable. If you look at his close hind legs, he has all the white hairs on it. This horse has been given four injections of general anesthesia. in six weeks. At that point we thought we were going to lose him. That was before he ever ran.
“He had knee surgery and then he had an infection in his calf, so he generally had knee surgery and then they had to wash it twice, so he was a tough horse. towel.
“I just think at Newcastle, he didn’t know how to sprint. They gave him the speed injection at the wrong time and he stumbled a little bit and then he went home. He was running around the game. wins all-weather minor races and I think he’s learning how to sprint.
“Hopefully if he gets on he’ll be a 12-1 or 16-1 shooter but he’s the type of horse that would go well in a race like the Commonwealth Cup.
“Tom thinks he’s gone too early today. We’ll definitely put him in the Commonwealth Cup and put him in Jersey and we’ll run in one of them.
“Today Tom feels that he’s got the pace. One is Group Three and the other is Group One and both will be fiercely competitive.”