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Real World back to his best with G1 Lockinge Stakes second


A return to turf produced a return to form for Real World as he chased home superstar miler Baaeed in the G1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury, UK, on Saturday, 14 May.

The Dark Angel entire rattled off four straight turf wins during his 2021 European season, culminating with success in the G2 Prix Daniel Wildenstein, but had failed to act on dirt in both the Saudi Cup and Dubai World Cup over the winter.

After breaking smartly under Daniel Tudhope, Real World soon tracked Etonian in a group of four that raced towards the stands’ side, with Chindit leading the rest of the field up the centre of the course.

Real World stayed on well to hold every chance when the nine runners converged approaching the final quarter-mile and went second overall as Baaeed started to take control a furlong from home.

The Saeed bin Suroor-trained runner stayed on gamely without challenging Baaeed, who registered a third consecutive G1 victory with an easy three and a quarter-length verdict. Chindit took third, a further length and three-quarters in arrears.

Saeed bin Suroor said: “Real World ran a big race and I am very happy with his performance.

“We will look at Royal Ascot for him now – he has an entry in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes but it’s more likely that we go back up in trip for the G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.”