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Star Turn Baaeed Uses Chelmsford City for Group 1 Warm-up
Chelmsford City Racecourse again played host to a star name when one of the top-rated horses in Europe, Shadwell’s homebred Baaeed, came to Essex for a key racecourse gallop on Tuesday morning.
The four-year-old colt, trained in Newmarket by William Haggas, is unbeaten in his six starts to date, including two Group 1 races in France and at Ascot on British Champions Day last season. He is set to return to action in the Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury a week on Saturday.
Baaeed, who was ridden in his workout by Shadwell’s retained jockey Jim Crowley, was accompanied by his stable-mates Aldaary and Montatham and worked over seven furlongs on the Polytrack.
“I went to Chelmsford for two reasons,” said Haggas. “What I wanted to do was get him away and on a safe surface and have a little trip in horse box, that was my intention. It wasn’t an exercise to find out how good he was, it was just to get him away from home and that all worked nicely. Chelmsford is very convenient for that.”