Battaash bids to follow Stradivarius into history books by winning fourth King George Stakes at Goodwood
- Sprint sensation bids to extend his flawless record in the King George Stakes
- He arrives at Goodwood after landing the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot
- Six rivals in race include the 2019 Prix de L’Abbaye winner Glass Slippers
The flying Battaash bids to extend his flawless record in the King George Stakes, with trainer Charlie Hills describing the race as a ‘home game’ for his sprinter.
Some well-known sprinters have won the race twice, including Abernant and Right Boy, but Jim Crowley’s mount tries to win the five-furlong dash for the fourth consecutive year.
Hills said: ‘It’s his home track and suits his style. He handles the undulations which also suit his tactical speed so much.
Sprint sensation Battaash bids to win his fourth King George Stakes at Goodwood
‘You can let him roll down the hill in the middle of the race and he gets a lot of horses outside their comfort zones. He’s been training well.’
Battaash arrives at Goodwood having landed the King’s Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot for the first time.
Battaash’s six rivals include Glass Slippers, the Kevin Ryan-trained 2019 Prix de L’Abbaye winner, who receives 8lb.
But Crowley is full of confidence. The jockey said: ‘Battaash is the fastest horse I’ve ridden by far — he is the Batmobile. He is a very special horse that has become synonymous with Goodwood and it would mean the world to everyone involved if he can win the race for the fourth time.’