5f. (Class 1) 3-y-o plus13 Ran
King George Qatar Stakes (Group 2) of £300,000.00 3-y-o plus
1st - £170,130.00, 2nd - £64,500.00, 3rd - £32,280.00, 4th - £16,080.00, 5th - £8,070.00, 6th - £4,050.00 13 Ran
- Stewards Report
Permission was given for Battaash (IRE) to be mounted on the chute and for Stone Of Destiny (GB) to wear a hood in the Parade Ring.
Approximately 1 ½ furlongs out, Arecibo (FR), placed fourth, shifted slightly right as Good Effort (IRE), unplaced, edged marginally left causing Ornate (GB), unplaced, to be momentarily checked, but after viewing a recording of the incident, it was found that no riding offence was involved and that it had not improved the placing of Arecibo (FR).
The performance of Battaash (IRE), which started favourite and finished unplaced, was considered.
Charles Hills' explanation that the gelding was unsuited by the going on this occasion, which was officially described as Good to Soft, Good in places, and would prefer a faster surface was noted.
Battaash (IRE) was routine tested.
Time 59.35 secs, which is 0.04 secs slower than the course average on today's going
Tote Exacta- £27.30
Tote Trifecta- £382.40
2020 Battaash 6 9-7 Jim Crowley 2/7Fav (Charles Hills) (Drawn 4)
2019 Battaash 5 9-5 Jim Crowley 1/4Fav (Charles Hills) (Drawn 5)
2018 Battaash 4 9-5 Jim Crowley 8/11Fav (Charles Hills) (Drawn 1)
2017 Battaash 3 8-13 Jim Crowley 9/2 (Charles Hills) (Drawn 1)
2016 Take Cover 9 9-2 D Allan 8/1 (D C Griffiths) (Drawn 11)