Battaash was mightily impressive when winning the King George Stakes at Goodwood when last seen and he will now head to York for a clash with Lady Aurelia
CHARLIE HILLS can’t wait to take on Lady Aurelia in the Coolmore Nunthorpe with his new stable star Battaash.
Hills’ three-year-old has made great strides this season and was last seen dominating a top-class field in the King George Stakes at Goodwood.
He now looks set to take on American speedball Lady Aurelia on the Knavesmire.
“Battaash has come out of his win at Goodwood really well and we are looking forward to York now,” said Hills.
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“He isn’t a horse who a needs a lot of work between his races so it is a case of ticking him over and keeping him in good form.
“I am happy with him. We were obviously delighted with his performance at Goodwood.
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“He showed that he goes on any ground and beat a number of very good horses.
“It is not going to be easy at York – Lady Aurelia is obviously very good but there are plenty of other top sprinters in there too. Clashes like this are what racing is all about and we are looking forward to it.”