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BATTAASH BACK TO BLISTERING BEST

10 August 2018

BATTAASH (IRE) was back to his brilliant best at Goodwood on Friday, when displaying his blistering speed to land back-to-back King George Stakes. Second only to Harry Angel (IRE) in the world champion sprinter stakes last year, Charlie Hills’ stable star was last seen finishing second to Blue Point (IRE) in the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot, though his defeat was attributed to the four-year-old getting hot during the preliminaries.

 

Friday’s victory came by four lengths, as the evergreen Take Cover did his best to narrow the gap, with Muthmir (IRE) half a length behind him. Winning jockey Jim Crowley was understandably elated, commenting afterwards, “He's as good a horse as I've probably ever ridden. The Nunthorpe would be perfect. We know how to manage him now and I can't wait.”

 

BATTAASH (IRE), like his only sprint superior Harry Angel (IRE), is a son of Dark Angel (IRE) and was bred by Ballyphilip Stud . He is out of Anna Law (IRE), a Lawman half-sister to four Stakes horses, including Group 1 performer Etlaala, while another sibling produced top-class sprinter Tasleet. Stamina appears further down the page in the form of Group Prix Royal Oak victor Braashee and Racing Post Trophy winner Fantastic View.

 

Learn more about BATTASH (IRE) and his breeders, Ballyphilip Stud, here.

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