Friday Goodwood Throwback Race


Sticking with the Goodwood theme with our throwback race of the day and with Battaash set to go for his fourth straight win in the King George Qatar Stakes, we have gone back to his best performance in the race back in 2018.

The Charlie Hills trained gelding had a superb 2019 racing five times over his preferred five furlongs and landing some big events including the Group Two temple Stakes at Haydock and the Group One Nunthorpe Stakes at York's Ebor meeting.

He could only finish second again behind his nemesis Blue Point in the King's Stands Stakes at Royal Ascot but managed to land a hat-trick of wins in King George Qatar Stakes.

Coming back this season, he managed to land that elusive Group One King's Stands Stakes at Ascot and seeking his fourth win in this race looks a formality if at his usual best.

In 2018 he had just lost to Blue Point at Ascot in the King's Stands Stakes and with some question marks over his head, he put the doubters to bed with a superb, pacy performance.