Thunderous is a horse thriving of late for Charlie & Mark Johnston and now tackling two miles could improve again and is a big player in this.
As a two year old he landed a hat-trick of wins at Doncaster, Redcar and Newbury, with his final win coming in the Listed Denford Stakes.
Moved up in trip for his first start as a three year old He was second to Volkan Star in a Listed event and then went into the Group Two Dante at York and beat Highest Ground by a neck, in what was his best performance to date.
Not seen again until last year he struggled on seasonal debut in the Gordon Richard Stakes but then went on to finish four lengths back in third over 1m4f in the Jockey Club Stakes, second to Al Aasy in the Al Rayyan Stakes and fourth when last seen at Royal Ascot in the G2 Hardwicke Stakes.
That race last term turned out to be one of the form races of the season with the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th all going on to place or win in some good races.
Being seen three times this term, he looked to need the run on debut over 1m4f at Newbury in the G3 Surprise Stakes, but was then a better second on nine at Chester in the G3 Ormonde Stakes behind Hamish.
Stepping up in trip again last time out he was only beaten by Stradivarius by 3/4 of a length in the G2 Yorkshire Cup and going up a further 2f, battling back in his last race, he could improve again.