sport news Battaash wins King George Stakes for fourth successive year at Goodwood 

Battaash smashes his own track record to win King George Stakes for fourth successive year at Goodwood Battaash smashed his own course record at Goodwood on Friday The 2-7 favourite won in 55.62 seconds, compared to the previous-best 56.20 He gave runner-up Glass Slippers 8lb and a two-and-a-quarter length beating

By Marcus Townend for the Daily Mail

Published: 22:47 BST, 31 July 2020 | Updated: 01:19 BST, 1 August 2020

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Battaash underlined his bullet-like reputation as he smashed his own course record to land a fourth King George Stakes easily and give racing a welcome lift.

The mood among the few present at a crowdless Glorious Goodwood understandably took a knock with the news that Saturday’s crowd test event had to be cancelled.

But the raw speed of the Charlie Hills-trained sprinter injected energy into the day and added to this difficult season’s uplifting efforts by the super six-year-olds following Tuesday’s Goodwood Cup win by Stradivarius and last Saturday’s King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes victory by Enable.

Battaash smashed his own course record to land a fourth King George Stakes at Goodwood

Battaash smashed his own course record to land a fourth King George Stakes at Goodwood

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