William Haggas insists he won’t be having sleepless nights over Baaeed’s unbeaten standing however expects them to come back subsequent 12 months when their celebrity is retired.
The champion miler, winner of all 9 of his begins, is about to soak up two ultimate races earlier than heading to stud, with York’s Juddmonte on August 17 the primary cease on that journey.
That may see the four-year-old son of Sea The Stars strive a mile-and-a-quarter for the primary time, one thing Haggas and the Shadwell workforce [owners] have at all times had in thoughts.
Baaeed’s lofty repute, which has earned him mentions alongside the good Frankel, has led Haggas to confess feeling uncommon pre-race nerves and he is set to maintain Baaeed’s good document intact.
“The actual fact he is unbeaten is kind of an enormous factor and I’ve felt it a bit this 12 months,” Haggas informed Sky Sports activities Racing. “None of us wish to get beat now, particularly as we’re within the residence straight with simply two races left.
“If he will get crushed, he will get crushed, and it is going to be as a result of he would not run quick sufficient.
“We do not have sleepless nights. That shall be subsequent 12 months once we’re attempting to search for one other like him and may’t discover him.
“We wish to get it proper for him as a result of he deserves all of the accolades he will get.”
‘He is bred to remain so why should not we strive it?’
Haggas revealed he has ignored calls from not less than one trusted colleague, urging him to maintain Baaeed at a mile.
The son of Sea The Stars is predicted to haven’t any challenge with the added distance and Haggas is very happy to provide it a go.
“We’ve at all times thought he could be higher at additional,” Haggas mentioned. “I am not saying ‘higher’ now however we predict he will deal with additional. We have to strive it.
“If he would not keep, he would not keep, however I do not suppose it is proper for us to finish his profession solely staying at a mile.
“He is bred to remain so why should not we strive it?
“I had an e-mail yesterday from somebody I respect very a lot, saying I am a nutter and ‘hold him at a mile and he will not be crushed’. Whereas I respect their opinion, we’ve to strive.
“If Jim [Crowley, jockey] can wait a bit and use that flip of foot, I feel he’ll be exhausting to beat.”