The Dewhurst Stakes over seven furlongs at Newmarket looks the next step for Thunder Moon, with Joseph O'Brien waiting to see how his colt comes out of his Group One Success on Sunday before making any final decisions.
The son of Zoffany extended his unbeaten run to two races when landing the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes at The Curragh and before that won over the same course and distance in a maiden.
The juvenile took a huge step forward to land the black type event that was last year won by Pinatubo and they look to be following in the footsteps of the superstar by heading to the Dewhurst next time out.
Off the back of his win on Sunday the two year old rocketed to the head of ante-post lists for next year’s 2000 Guineas at Newmarket.
(Credit ATR) O’Brien said of Thunder Moon: “We were very happy with him. It was a bit of a messy race, but he showed a great turn of foot to go away and win well.
“We did supplement him, so we were hopeful he’d run a nice race, but I suppose I was surprised by the manner of his victory.”
Considering future plans, he added: “If he was to run again this year, the Dewhurst would probably be the race for him, but we’ll see how he comes out of the race on Sunday and a lot will depend on the ground as well.
“The Breeders’ Cup is there as an option as well, but that wouldn’t be on my radar at the moment.
“He’s an exciting colt.”