PRIOR to his win the in the Group 3 Hackwood Stakes last time, Tabdeed had been described in some circles as something of a flat-track bully.

His wins had either come in small fields or lower grades but at Newbury, the son of Havana Gold delivered a strong run from off the pace to mow down The Tin Man and mark himself out as a sprinter on the rise. Just how far he has risen will be measured by his performance in today’s feature event, the Betfair Sprint Cup at Haydock (3:25).