Sumo Sam backed up her outing at Goodwood with a bold display in the Betfred Park Hill fillies’ Stakes at Doncaster.

The nearly three-year-old ran a 25-1 chance in the Lily Langtry Stakes last month, thriving in extremely difficult conditions to come home an eight-and-a-half-length winner.

Bookmakers made her the 4-1 favorite at Town Moor and Rosa Ryan was not allowed to get as close as Tom Marquand at Goodwood.

Sumo Sam and Rosa Ryan win the Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster

She gained a three-length advantage and turned into the straight but looked like a sitting duck as third Lmay and eventual runner-up One Evening set up strong challenges.

However, they were unable to completely overpower Sumo Sam, prevailing by a length and a half in the colors carried by Snorge to victory in the 1990 St Leger for the stable of Paul Cole, who now shares his license with his son Oliver.

Betfair reduced the winner to 10-1 from 16 seconds in a race for fillies and mares at Ascot on Champions Day.

“She was a bit lonely at the front and then she dug in,” Oliver Cole said, “She’s a very classy filly, very tough, very challenging.

“It was really impressive, wasn’t it? After two furlongs, you thought she might fall into a hole, but she was very fit and in very good condition and very fresh.

“That (soft) ground seems to be important to her. It’s not as soft as it was at Goodwood, but there’s not much more than it is now.

“She’s potentially a cup horse for the future. I thought she’d been beaten a furlong out, so I pulled her out – it’s unbelievable what she’s done. I’m really surprised at the words.”

Regarding the future, he added: “It will probably (go to Ascot), or there’s a Royale in France. I’ve entered that and you usually get on soft ground, so that’s a definite possibility.”

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