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Battaash one of nine entries in his bid for a Glorious fourth King George win

Battaash: bidding for his fourth King George triumph at Goodwood
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The brilliant Battaash could face up to eight rivals in his bid to land a record fourth King George Qatar Stakes at Glorious Goodwood on Friday, as day four entries for next week's festival on the Sussex Downs were revealed on Saturday. 

Charlie Hills's superstar sprinter, who broke his Royal Ascot duck last month in the King's Stand Stakes, has won the 5f Group 2 for the last three years and will likely start a warm order to land a fourth straight success.

Among his possible rivals is classy filly Liberty Beach and Group 1 winner Glass Slippers, third and fifth behind Hamdan Al Maktoum's brilliant gelding at Ascot. 

Other notable entries include juvenile Group 3 scorer Al Raya, Pavilion Stakes winner Dubai Station and French-trained Ken Colt. 

Khaloosy, a hugely impressive winner of the Britannia at Royal Ascot and another owned by Sheikh Hamdan, looks set to step up to Group company in the Bonhams Thoroughbred Stakes.

Khaloosy: could step up to Group company at Goodwood on Friday

The son of Dubawi tore a high-quality field apart when striding four and a half lengths clear of Finest Sound to win the Britannia. Among his potential rivals is Lord Campari, My Oberon, Mystery Power, high-class maiden Ropey Guest and Tilsit, who cruised to a 19-length victory in his novice race at Newcastle last month. 

Last year's Coronation Cup and Hardwicke Stakes winner Defoe heads ten entries for the Group 3 L'Ormarins Queen's Plate Glorious Stakes, a race won in the past by the likes of Poet's Word and Sixties Icon. Last year's winner Desert Encounter, Spanish Mission, Thundering Blue and Communique are also entered.

Boomer, a Group 3 winner at the track last year, is one of 20 entries for the Saint Clair Oak Tree Stakes, the third Group 3 on Friday's card. Under The Stars, So Wonderful, One Master and Agincourt are the other notable names to feature among the entries.

Glorious Goodwood Friday entries

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Last year's Coronation Cup and Hardwicke Stakes winner Defoe heads ten entries for the Group 3 Glorious Stakes
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