Summer & Natalma
Jockey Club Derby
Prince of Wales Stakes
It again proved to be a winning bet for punters, who went in on the short odds on Battaash winning his fourth King George at Goodwood. He was sent off as the short priced favourite, and duly obliged with a breath-taking performance to win by just over two lengths. It also saw the horse break the track record and continue his dominance over the race in recent years. Battaash won the race for a fourth time and further cemented his legacy as one of the greatest sprinters and the best they have seen in the UK for some time. Punters had been getting involved on the horse racing betting offers on the run up to the race. This included a host of the leading free bets and sign up offers, on top of checking over the top bets on the race and across the day. As expected, Battaash proved hugely popular for most and duly obliged.
Battaash was very well supported in the run up to the race, which saw him eventually sent off as the general 2/7 favourite. Punters still continued to support him at long odds on, believing he simply could not be beaten and the others were playing for places. That did turn out to be the case, as he raced freely and close up to the pace, before leading from three furlongs out and ridden clear in the final furlong. Glass Slippers then finished in second, with the seven-year-old Ornate running a mighty race to take third at odds of 100/1.
The Charlie Hills-trained sprinter followed up his victory from Royal Ascot, which was his opening race of the season. This saw him run out a very impressive winner of the Group One King's Stand stakes. A race he had been beaten in for each of the last two seasons. That performance again saw Battaash win the race at odds-on, having been well supported into 5/6 favouritism. Battaash again raced freely throughout the race but made all towards the near side. He was ridden and went clear from just over one furlong out, to clear away and win by just over two lengths from stablemate Equilateral, with the well supported Liberty Beach finishing in third.
These performances have again proven that Battaash is currently head and shoulders above any other horse in his division at present and if he brings his best form is simply a level above. It will now be an exciting future ahead, as to when we will see the horse again. Battaash now has a record of 12 victories from his 22 starts under rules.
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