Group One Lockinge Stakes Guide 2022

Harry Haskell | @HarryHaskell4

Newbury - May 13 2022
Newbury 14:20
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Jim Crowley

Baaeed

J: Jim Crowley
T: William Haggas
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 125
Days: 210

Unbeaten, dual G1 winner. On his last start last year, Baaeed downed the top notch Palace Pier, and did it quite cosily. Today represents an eagerly anticipated return to action, and he should be mighty hard to beat.

Baaeed could be something rather special.

Newbury - May 13 2022
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Hollie Doyle

Sir Busker

J: Hollie Doyle
T: William Knight
N/A
Age: 6
Weight: 9-0
OR: 110
Days: 17


Second to New Mandate last time out. He will need to build on that effort to have a say in the finish here against some classy opposition.

He does have some solid form to his name, though he's likely just not up to this class. He can run well, without troubling the market principals.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
25/01/24STH11St9-44
01/01/24NCS10St9-123
09/12/23NCS10St/Slw9-122
18/11/23LIN10St9-47
14/10/23NMK9Sft9-59
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Pat Dobbs

Chindit

J: Pat Dobbs
T: Richard Hannon
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 112
Days: 49

Frustrating type with bundles of ability. That said, he did overcome bags of keenness to win last time out in the Doncaster Mile.

He should strip fitter for that, and if he settles better, he's not without a chance. He is likely to find this a bit tough though. 

Newbury - May 13 2022
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Rossa Ryan

Etonian

J: Rossa Ryan
T: Richard Hannon
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 103
Days: 28

Winless since August 2020, Etonian hasn't really scaled the heights we might have thought after his 2yo season, but he's had some issues so it wouldn't be hard to forgive him.

However, this is a baptism of fire, and he's more than likely going to be well outclassed, against some genuine G1 horses. 

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Frankie Dettori

Sunray Major

J: Frankie Dettori
T: John & Thady Gosden
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 9-0
OR: 104
Days: 22

Sunray Major is interesting, connections have kept him in training as a 5yo, which is largely quite usual. He has always promised a lot, without really fulfilling that promise.

He's won two novices' and a handicap, so he will need to find plenty to get involved here. He has ability, but whether he can mix it with top class G1 horses remains to be seen. Unlikely.

Newbury - May 13 2022
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Ryan Moore

Mother Earth

J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 114
Days: 49

Rock solid filly. Mother Earth has done nothing but serve connections, and she's as tough and genuine as they come.

She has won at the top table on more than one occasion, including a classic. She won on her reappearance and she looks to be the chief danger to the unbeaten Baaeed.

It's interesting they have kept her in training, given her huge value as a broodmare. 

Newbury - May 13 2022
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Richard Kingscote

New Mandate

J: Richard Kingscote
T: Ralph Beckett
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 9-0
OR: 111
Days: 17

Useful son of New Bay. He won well on his return to action this year at Ascot, beating Sir Busker by a neck.

Sir Busker also runs here, but he will need to find a new level of form to compete in what looks a good renewal of this race.

He's consistent enough, and should make a bold bid to be in the frame. Definite place chance.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
09/12/23RAN8Gd9-118
25/11/23KMB8Sft9-34
21/10/23RAN8Gd9-27
23/09/23RSH7.5Gd9-27
02/09/23RAN7GS8-1113
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Daniel Tudhope

Real World

J: Daniel Tudhope
T: Saeed bin Suroor
N/A
Age: 5
Weight: 9-0
OR: 118
Days: 49

Upwardly progressive last year. We have seen him three times since the turn of the year, but he's done all of his racing outside of the UK to date.

Winning in Meydan first time out was good, but he ran poorly the next twice. He will need to bounce back, but he's a classy individual, and he might well have a say in the finish.

Place claims.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
26/01/24MEY7Gd9-06
05/01/24MEY8Gd9-06
22/12/23MEY9Gd9-05
17/11/23BHR10Gd9-24
30/04/23LON10.5VSft9-27
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Rob Hornby

Alcohol Free

J: Rob Hornby
T: Andrew Balding
N/A
Age: 4
Weight: 8-11
OR: 117
Days: 22

Dual G1 winner last season, Alcohol Free definitely has some of the standout form in this. She was well beaten by Baaeed at Ascot on Champions Day though, and she made a disappointing return to action a few weeks ago at Sandown, though she was keen and should come on for the run.

She definitely has a chance, and gets the allowance. Player.

DateCourseDistanceTypeWeightPosition
04/11/23FLE8Gd9-05
28/10/23RAN7Gd9-54
14/10/23RAN6Gd8-1312
30/09/23RAN6Gd8-134
08/04/23RAN8Sft9-010