Talking Horses: Real World can reel in heavily backed Baaeed at Newbury

By: Greg Wood at York Saturday 14 May 2022

Saeed bin Suroor’s five-year-old has yet to win a Group One race but has what it takes to upset the unbeaten Baaeed

Baaeed could set off as the shortest-priced favourite for the Lockinge Stakes since the mighty Frankel a decade ago at Newbury on Saturday, but this may not be as straightforward an assignment for William Haggas’s unbeaten colt as the betting might suggest.

Baaeed was flawless in six starts last season and has a big year ahead of him at the highest level, but he is only 5lb clear of the field on Timeform’s ratings, has not seen a racecourse for 210 days and faces three significant rivals that have all had at least one run in 2022.

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