Connections of Baaeed are taking nothing without any consideration forward of the unbeaten colt’s eagerly-anticipated commencement to the best degree in Sunday’s Prix du Moulin at ParisLongchamp.
The William Haggas-trained three-year-old didn’t make his racecourse debut till early June – however lower than three months later he’s ranked as one of the vital thrilling horses in Europe.
Since scoring on his introduction at Leicester, Baaeed has handled his rivals with contempt on a few events at Newmarket earlier than powering clear within the Group Three Thoroughbred Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.
The time has come for the son of Sea The Stars to check his powers in Group One firm – and with Jim Bolger deciding towards declaring his 2000 Guineas and St James’s Palace Stakes hero Poetic Flare, Baaeed will likely be a red-hot favorite to make it 5 from 5.
Angus Gold, racing supervisor for house owners Shadwell Estate, stated: “He’s going up one other couple of grades and there is no level leaping the gun – let’s have a look at if he is as much as it.
“It’s a disgrace Jim Bolger’s does not run. Everyone desires to see the great horses run in these races and I’d think about he is saving him for the Irish Champion Stakes, which is comprehensible.
“We’re taking up an excellent filly (Snow Lantern) who is clearly a Group One winner already and really extremely considered.
“It’s going to be a big test for him and we’ll see if he can live up to the hype now.”
With Baaeed having proved his versatility ground-wise, there are not any actual issues concerning underfoot situations in Paris.
“I’m told it’s going to be nearly good ground. They might get a little bit of rain, but not too much,” Gold added.
“He’s won on good to soft, so I don’t think the ground will worry him unless they get a downpour and it goes heavy or something.”
Baaeed is joined on the journey throughout the Channel by Richard Hannon’s Snow Lantern. The daughter of Frankel is a Group One winner already, with a top-level triumph within the Falmouth Stakes sandwiched by creditable positioned efforts within the Coronation and the Sussex.
Aidan O’Brien saddles each Order of Australia and Lope Y Fernandez, with Andre Fabre’s Victor Ludorum and Peter Schiergen’s German filly Novemba finishing the six-strong subject.