Racing: Baileys bound for National

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THE National Stud have bought 50 per cent of Mister Baileys, this year's 2,000 Guineas winner, with a view to standing the horse at the stud in 1995. It is the second purchase by the stud this month as they have also secured First Trump, another leading three-year-old miler.

Miles Littlewort, the stud's manager, said: 'We are very happy to have kept the horse in this country. He was a good two-year-old and nobody can fail to have been impressed by his 2,000 Guineas performance and his fine run in the Derby. I think he will let down into a very good looking stallion.'

Littlewort will be consulted about the remaining racing programme of Mister Baileys but has 'not yet looked beyond the Sussex Stakes' at Goodwood next week, for which the son of Robellino is favourite.

Mister Baileys and First Trump will bring the stallion strength at the National Stud up to eight. Suave Dancer, Be My Chief, Rock City, Reprimand, Keen and Chilibang are the others in residence.