Real World chases home Baaeed again in G1 Queen Anne Stakes
Real World produced another admirable display at Royal Ascot as he went down by a length and three-quarters to Baaeed in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday, 14 June.
Last year’s Royal Hunt Cup winner, who had chased home the same horse in the G1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury on his previous start, broke well and soon raced in a close second as Order Of Australia led the seven runners.
Order Of Australia tacked over to the stands’ rail after the first three furlongs, leaving Real World to lead a group of three that included Baaeed and Lights On down the centre of the course.
Real World took up the overall running at the halfway point and kicked for home as the field reconverged entering the final quarter-mile.
Baaeed soon covered the move and reeled in the Saeed bin Suroor-trained five-year-old over a furlong from home before quickening clear to maintain his unbeaten record.
Real World hit the line strongly under Daniel Tudhope to finish a clear second, with four lengths back to the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Order Of Australia.
Saeed bin Suroor said: "Baaeed is a different class, it is the same result as at Newbury in the Lockinge. Real World ran well, he was just beaten by a better horse. He is getting closer, but not close enough!
"I am thinking about a mile and a quarter, maybe the Eclipse in two weeks. I would be keen to run him, but I need to see how he comes back from here. Maybe also the Juddmonte Stakes after."
Daniel Tudhope added: “Real World is probably the best miler I have ridden, and then we have to bump into Baaeed! He has done nothing wrong and I am pretty sure that his G1 is just around the corner.”