Charlie Hills is looking forward to Visiting Stewards’ Cup hero Khaadem Yield to the level from the Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday.
The Angel colt has been a disappointing in his only appearance in Group One firm when seventh at the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot in June – finishing 10 lengths behind Martyn Meade’s Sprint Cup favorite Advertise.
However, a runner-up finish behind raider Waldpfad at the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury was a step in the right direction and then he turned what is usually among the sprint handicaps of the year into a procession in Goodwood on his most recent look.
Hills told Sky Sports Racing:”They had a bit of rain there last week, but it shouldn’t be a problem. There’s perhaps prediction so the floor might be on the slow side, but he must take care of that.
“It was pretty slow in Newbury if he won there in the spring, so I’m fairly relaxed really.
“We’re very far back in halfway (from the Stewards’ Cup). They came back to him a little bit, however, he showed a good turn of foot and also forced a lot of ground up.
“We’ve been happy with him since. It’s a significant step up in the handicap to a Group One, however, I think that it’s the only method we could go really.”