The four-year-old, who was unraced at two, went from winning a maiden in June to landing the Prix du Moulin and Qipco-sponsored Queen Elizabeth II Stakes at the end of the season.
He is rated as one of the best horses in the world and all eyes will be on him as he gets his season under way.
"I was extremely happy with Baaeed at Chelmsford and I'm really looking forward to riding him again at Newbury. Horses like him don't come around very often," said Crowley.
"He's up against two good fillies who are match fit (Alcohol Free and Mother Earth) as well as Real World, but he was a revelation last year.
"Palace Pier was an exceptional horse, so what Baaeed did on Qipco British Champions Day at Ascot was excellent, especially when you remember he hadn't been on a racecourse until June.
"Hopefully he's progressed again, although he probably wouldn't need to have progressed too much on the figures."
Danny Tudhope has been given the call-up to ride Real World, having won on him at the Dubai Carnival later in the year.
"You'd have to put a line through his two runs since on dirt as that's a whole different game," said Tudhope.
"He's a different horse on grass and the Meydan win was his fifth in a row. If you excuse the dirt runs he's a very good ride to have and one I'm looking forward to."