Brilliant Battaash records hatrick history at Glorious Goodwood
Battaash produced his blistering speed to land his third successive victory in the King George Qatar Stakes Gr.2 at Glorious Goodwood in the hands of Jim Crowley.
For the second year in row, the Charlie Hills-trained speedball was favourite to claim a ninth career win in the five-furlong Group Two he dominated in 2017 and 2018.
The five-year-old jumped out smartly and after taking an early lead from outsider Ornate, he took over passing the two-furlong marker putting his rivals to work.
In the end, Battaash was well on top as he passed the post three-quarters of a length to the good, with the Martyn Meade trained Houtzen settling for second and Ornate boxing on admirably for third.