Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hill Can Climb to the Top in Racing Post Renewal

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Hill Can Climb to the Top in Racing Post Renewal

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Byline: Naomi Matthew Racing correspondent

A cracking renewal of the Racing Post Trophy looks well up to scratch and Kingston Hill can take what is the final Group One of the year to be staged in Britain.

The Doncaster showpiece is invariably won by a smart horse, and the list of recent winners to have gone on to Classic or other big-race success is a long one.

An attractive grey colt who made a striking debut at Newbury last month, the son of Mastercraftsman took a step up in class in his stride when coming from last to first to see off Oklahoma City on Future Champions Day at Newmarket.

That form is solid, as the runner-up had been a shade closer to stablemate and leading Derby fancy Geoffrey Chaucer in the Beresford Stakes and had also been victorious in a big sales event at Newmarket.

Proven ability with cut in the ground is an added bonus for supporters of Roger Varian's runner and he does not hail from a yard that would throw around the PS17,500 it needed to add him to the field lightly. …

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