Doncaster 2.30 (Sceptre Stakes) tips – Fadhayyil can strike a blow for Classic generation

Doncaster 2.30 (Sceptre Stakes) tips - Fadhayyil can strike a blow for Classic generation


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Betting Tip: Fadhayyil @ 7/2 with betvictor

Charlie Hills, the trainer of Cotai Glory, clearly has his string in fine form and his Kyoshi must have solid claims in the seven-furlong Sceptre Stakes, a race she won 12 months ago. Like last year, she’s been slow to come to hand but there were signs of an imminent return to form at York last time and she comes into this relatively fresh, which can’t be said for some of her rivals

However, unlike last year, she does not have the generous three-year-old allowance on her side and it seems prudent to concentrate on the Classic generation, which has supplied nine of the last ten winners and is strongly represented this time. Charlie Appleby’s Mistrusting being one such horse and she is chasing a hat-trick here following handicap wins at Newmarket and York, but I much prefer the chances of FADHAYYIL, who is trained by Charlie’s father Barry.

Much was expected of the daughter of Tamayuz this season after an impressive juvenile campaign, which culminated with a second in the Group 2 Rockfel Stakes, and she may now only be coming to herself. That may seem a strange thing to say about a filly who ran fifth in the 1000 Guineas on her reappearance and second when dropped to this trip in the Jersey Stakes at Royal Ascot, but there was something about her battling success in the Listed City Of York Stakes last time that suggested there was even better to come.

Certainly, her veteran trainer knows a good horse when he sees one and he’s not one for tilting at windmills either, so her entry in the Group 1 Sun Chariot Stakes later this autumn speaks volumes for the high regard she is held in. The mile of that Newmarket race may see her in an even better light but a fast-run 7f, which she ought to get here, suits her just fine and I expect her to outclass her rivals.

Betting Tip: Fadhayyil @ 7/2 with betvictor

All odds were correct at time of posting.

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