By Sam Turner For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:22 BST, 6 September 2019 | Updated: 22:22 BST, 6 September 2019
Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Saturday's meetings at Thirsk, Ascot, Haydock, Kempton, and Wolverhampton.
Charlie Hills has already enjoyed Group One success this term courtesy of the scintillating Battaash — and now KHAADEM (Haydock, 4.10) can announce himself on the world stage in today’s Betfair Sprint Cup.
The Lambourn trainer has established himself as a superb handler of sprinters, with four-time Group One winner Muhaarar preceding the record exploits of Battaash.
In Khaadem, Hills has another hugely talented speedster capable of stamping his authority on a division which is yet to anoint a champion at today’s trip.
Sportsmail's racing expert Robin Goodfellow dishes out his tips for Saturday's meetings
This afternoon’s assignment is clearly a dramatic step up for the selection, who was last seen routing a typically competitive field in the Stewards’ Cup at Goodwood. Bullying and outclassing handicappers in the manner Khaadem managed on the Sussex Downs is one thing, tackling proven Group One sprinters in deep ground will require another set of skills today.
However, the Dark Angel colt looks to possess the necessary attributes to deliver a huge performance as the figures followers will point to an improvement of nearly a stone at Goodwood from previous efforts.
He was arguably unlucky not to have won the Newbury Group Three event bagged by Waldpfad on his penultimate start when finding trouble in running.