Khaadem backed to improve further
Trainer Charlie Hills says he expects more from Khaadem after an impressive victory in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood.
Khaadem claimed a two-and-three-quarters length victory at Goodwood in a field of 27 to secure a second win in four attempts this year.
Hills was delighted with the victory, and he feels the three-year-old can still improve further and may be able to challenge for bigger prizes.
"This fellow is a very good horse who is only going to get better and better," said Hills, as reported by the Guardian.
"I was really impressed with the way he behaved.
"He was mentally not quite on his 'A' game earlier in the year, he had to have a hood on in the preliminaries. But now he's growing up and starting to become a man."
All seven of Khaadem's races so far have been over six furlongs but he could step up in trip later this month, as Hills' charge holds an entry in the seven furlong Group 2 Unibet Hungerford Stakes at Newbury on August 17.
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