Battaash heading off on holiday

Battaash will leave for his well earned winter holiday at Shadwell this week. When you look back at what he’s done over the last couple of seasons; 1 Group 1, 3 Group 2’s, 1 Group 3, 1 Listed Race a second in a Group 1 and three fourths in Group 1’s you can’t really crab him. His highlight of the year was his demolition job at Goodwood when he dipped under 10 seconds for a furlong and literally ran them into the ground. Maybe that huge effort took it’s toll as he was a bit below par after that, however I think we’re pretty certain that for whatever reason he doesn’t run to his best at York. He is quite rightly treated like royalty at Shadwell and they love him to bits. For all his feisty racecourse persona he really is the kindest horse to be around at home.