The George Boughey trained Missed the Cut is set to move up into Group company next time out with races at Haydock and Deauville potentially on the agenda for the bright star.
The three year old has been seen four times in his career, making his debut at Newmarket when fourth in a hot race won by New London on debut, but since then Missed The Cut has gone unbeaten in his last three events.
Taking out his first event at Pintefract over a mile when hosing up by 11 lengths, he was then sent Salisbury where he was another smart winner, this time winning by close to six lengths under a penalty.
Making his handicap debut at Royal Ascot last time out the colt was obviously extremely well handicapped when taking the Golden Gates Stakes over 1m2f in dominant style.
He has shown in all four starts just how talented he is and now deserves his chance in black type company and Boughey has nominated a Group Three either in England or France as his next port of call.
(Credit ATR) “Missed The Cut could go to Haydock for the Rose of Lancaster, a Group Three, or he could go to a Group Three at Deauville in three and a half weeks,” Boughey said.
“He won’t run in handicaps again, it’s a shame that he just wasn’t A1 for the Listed race at the weekend.
“He’s too good a horse to run when he’s not bouncing, this morning he was jumping out of his skin.“
He probably would have been fine but we’ll now look at Haydock or Deauville next.”