It’s a tricky opener to the week at Doncaster with both Converter and KHAADEM looking the pair to focus on. The former looked impressive on debut, travelling well throughout before gliding past the rest of the field, seemingly having plenty in the tank hitting the line. He also receives weight from his rivals and is partnered with the Doncaster king Andrea Atzeni, however slight preference is for Charlie Hills’ charge.
These owners took this race last year, and like Converter, Khaadem (750,000 gns purchase) was brilliant last time out and has the potential to be pattern-class. His debut 3rd was in Calyx’s maiden, who recorded a fast time-figure and also followed up in the Coventry Stakes at Ascot.
It would also be fair to say that he was value for more than his winning distance at Newmarket as he was keen throughout, and could progress even further if he settles better.