Baaeed better than Frankel?

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It sounds almost sacrilege to say it but he might well be.

When he won the Lockinge last weekend Baaeed ran the race in a time nearly three seconds faster than Frankel did back in 2012. Both races were run on genuine good ground.

Baaeed beat Real World very easily, on the bridle, and that horse was previously unbeaten on turf, Danny Tudhope getting off the runner up saying, “he’s the best I’ve ever ridden”….so just how good is the winner, who beat him without turning a hair?

Nobody close to the horse will dare say anything but Andrew Gold, racing manager at Shadwell said, “He is and could be a massive asset, but I’m not going to say he’s in that class yet because Frankel is the best I’ve ever seen, although he’s heading in that direction.”

“I don’t want to sound cocky, but I was at Chelmsford the other day when he worked with Montatham, who is rated 104, and Aldaary, who is a pretty good horse, and he went by them easily. When you see something like that, you obviously hope.”

Baaeed’s trainer, William Haggas, is saying nowt!

“I wouldn’t go as far as to say he’s the best horse in the world – it’s not the sort of thing I’d say – but he’s done very well and it was a strong field.”

Haggas has a Derby on his CV, and Sea Of Class came close to giving him a victory in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

“I don’t know if he’s the best I’ve trained. Sea Of Class was a star and I loved her dearly, and most horses with a good turn of foot are good and he’s got a nice turn of foot which she had too.

“I was impressed and think he’s a good horse.”

Baaeed now trades just 2/5 to win the Queen Anne Stakes at Royal Ascot next month and right now it’s just a case of turning up, isn’t it?

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