Well beaten on debut as a 2 year old by Lusail, Kevin Ryan’s charge got off the mark at the second time as asking as a juvenile when stepped up to 7 furlongs.
He just failed to shoulder his penalty for success in a novice race over a mile and ended the season shaping well in a decent 1 mile handicap.
Starting life this season over a mile he nicely scored on debut before some decent runs at a higher level. Coming 4th in a listed race at Nottingham before filling the same spot in the Dante Stakes behind Desert Crown.
Shaping like a step up in trip will suit him, this first try at 12 furlongs might just draw out the necessary improvement.