The feature event of the entire meeting at Newmarket on Saturday is the Group One July Cup Stakes and Shaquille is the horse to beat for Julie Camacho.
A winner on career debut at York over 7f, he then went back over the same C&D in the Group Three Acomb Stakes and was totally outclassed finishing last of nine in a race that has produced some nice winners.
Dropped to 6f back at York in October he resumed winning ways taking a Novice Stakes under a penalty and then in December made it 2/2 at Wolverhampton in a AW Championships Fast Track Qualifier over 6f.
Sent into handicap company for the first time at Newmarket's Guineas meeting, he powered away from a decent field to score off a mark of 94.
Given a chance when last seen in the Listed Carnarvon Stakes, he stepped up again to take the race from the front beating star sprinters Desert Cop, Aesop's Fable and Noble Style.
Last seen at Royal Ascot in the Group One Commonwealth Cup, he took his form to a new level to see off superstar Little Big Bear and land his first Group One event.
What made the performance even better was him losing five lengths at the start of the race having fell out the stalls, so if flying the stalls he should make his task much easier if being in the same form.
A horse on the up that does not look like stopping.