Trainer Tom Ward is to choose between either the Radley Stakes at Newbury or the Bosra Sham Stakes at Newmarket for the daughter of first-season sire Mehmas.
She had shown promise on her debut at Newbury when fourth to subsequent Group One winner Alcohol Free, before getting off the mark with a convincing four-length success at Kempton.
Mishal Star (11-4 favourite) showed she was on the upgrade when leading a furlong from home and crossing the line a length and a half clear of Temple Bruer in the hands of Harry Bentley.
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Ward said: “We’ve always thought a lot of the filly. She went and did it nicely at Kempton the other day – and she won today, despite the track and the way she did it.
“I don’t think she handled Nottingham too well – but she is a pretty smart filly and couldn’t have done it any easier, despite everything.
“She’s definitely up to stepping up in class now, and I think we’ll have a lot of fun with this filly.
“There are a couple of options in the pipeline – possibly either the Radley at Newbury or the Bosra Sham at Newmarket towards the end of the season.
“I’d like to get a bit of black type for her if we can. She’s worthy of it, and all she is doing is improving every time she runs.”
Bentley completed a double thanks to a spare ride on Mokaatil (16-1) for trainer Ian Williams in the Call Star Sports On 08000521321 Handicap over the same six furlongs.
Replacing Richard Kingscote, Bentley got the five-year-old to assert in the closing stages to land the competitive sprint by three-quarters of a length from Rock Boy Grey.
Fantasy Master was an 80-1 shocker for punters when stepping up considerably on his two previous starts – for which he went off at even bigger odds – as he opened his account in the EBF Slip Anchor Maiden Stakes.
Mick Appleby’s son of Sepoy was slowly away and stumbled on a couple of occasions, yet was still able to get up close home to win by half a length under Tom Marquand.
Appleby had expected an improved performance from Fantasy Master, but admitted he could not visualise him actually winning.
He said: “He did it well – he’s a nice horse but he took a bit of time to come to hand. He’s a bit green still, but will be a nice three-year-old.
“I thought he would run well, because he had been working really well. I did think he’d go well, but I didn’t expect him to win.”
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