Marcus Tregoning hopes he has a genuine Classic contender on his hands in Mohaather following his victory at Newbury on Saturday.
Runner-up on his debut at the Berkshire circuit in September, the Showcasing colt went one better on his second start at Nottingham earlier this month before stepping up in class for the Molson Coors Stakes – better known as the Horris Hill.
Tregoning’s youngster belied his odds of 33-1 to secure an impressive victory and the Whitsbury trainer believes his charge could develop into a 2000 Guineas candidate, for which he is a 50-1 shot with Paddy Power.
Tregoning said: “He did it very well and hopefully he’s an exciting horse.
“It was extraordinary what price he was. If we’d got him going earlier in the year, I don’t think he’d have been that price.
“He’s a late maturing horse, but I think he’s quite good.
“Obviously it has to be agreed by everybody, but hopefully we’ll aim towards a race like the Greenham and if he were to win that, who knows?”
In winning on Saturday, Mohaather was providing his Derby-winning trainer with his first Group-race success in over six years.
He added: “It was great as it has been quite a wait.
“There are highs and lows in racing for trainers, jockeys, owners and stud breeders and you just have to battle on through it and hopefully come out the other side.”