#sports activities William Haggas revealed that there is a strong chance Baaeed will head to the Arc de Triomphe
William Haggas revealed that there is a ‘strong chance’ that unbeaten famous person Baaeed will head to the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp in October if the floor is not too testing
- Baaeed will run in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe if the floor is not too testing
- Trainer William Haggas revealed there was a ‘strong chance’ of heading to Paris
- Baaeed appears unlikely to run at Irish Champions weekend following discussions
- Unbeaten famous person stepped up in distance this month at the York Ebor Festival
Baaeed will be given the alternative to end off his sensible profession in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on October 2, supplied the floor doesn’t get too testing.
Trainer William Haggas mentioned there is now a ‘strong chance’ the most fun horse in British Flat racing since Frankel would head to Paris to attempt to finish his profession in spectacular style.
There has been a clamour for the colt, who has gained his 10 profession begins, to compete in largest race in Europe since he romped to a career-best six-and-a-half-length success from Mishriff in the Juddmonte International Stakes at York on August 17.
That appeared unlikely with a shot at the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown adopted by a closing race in the Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 15 showing the favoured plan.
Baaeed will run in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp if the floor is not too testing
Trainer William Haggas revealed that there was a ‘strong chance’ of a run in Paris in October
But after discussions with Sheikha Hissa, who heads the Shadwell Stud operation of her late father Sheik Hamdan Al Maktoum which bred and owns Baaeed, and her advisers, Haggas introduced that the Arc is now very a lot into consideration.
Baaeed doesn’t maintain an entry in the €5million race and will want supplementing however Ladbrokes make him the 2-1 favorite.
Haggas mentioned: ‘Baaeed is in great form and has been since York. He will have one more race this season. It will either be in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe or the Qipco Champion Stakes.
A choice will be made nearer to the time. If the floor is nicer there is a strong chance he will go there, in any other case he will await the Champion Stakes and run there.’
Jockey Jim Crowley guided Baaeed to a snug win at the York Ebor Festival final month
Having gained 9 races at a mile plus the International Stakes over two furlongs additional, the Arc can be a first race over a mile-and-a-half for Baaeed in addition to a first race exterior Britain.
Jim Crowley’s mount will face a proficient area headed by final yr’s winner Torquator Tasso, highly-rated Japanese challenger Titleholder, Yorkshire Oaks winner Alpinista and King George winner Pyledriver.
By working in France, Haggas, who educated 2018 Arc runner-up Sea of Class, might also be sacrificing the chance of successful his first British trainers’ championship.
In a battle with reigning champion Charlie Appleby, a win for Baaeed in Ascot’s Champion Stakes would in all probability tip the scales in his favour.