Andrew Balding’s 2 year old colt took a major step forward when last seen winning the Coventry Stakes at Royal Ascot last month.
Building on an opening success over 5 furlongs at Newbury, he took to the step up in trip and grade effortlessly to record an impressive victory in the Group 2 event.
At Ascot he shaped like going further wouldn’t be a concern as the grey hit the line strongly after coming off a strong pace from the rear of the field.
The only concern might be the Coventry form hasn’t worked out particularly well. You have to go all the way down to 7th place to find a subsequent winner.
Although the form hasn’t stacked brilliantly, he put the race to bed with a fine turn of foot and wasn’t stopping at the end of 6 furlongs.
Oisin Murphy retains the ride and this colt is likely to be right in the mix.