Hughie Morrison still retains every faith in Telecaster and has high hopes for his colt next year.
The East Ilsley trainer is hoping the son of New Approach can show his true colours in his four-year-old campaign.
Telecaster went off third-favourite for the Investec Derby on the back of his success in the Dante Stakes at York, where he had future Group One winners Too Darn Hot back in second place and Japan in fourth.
However, he trailed home last of 13 behind Anthony Van Dyck and then only beat one home in the Eclipse won by Enable at Sandown in July on his only other subsequent start.
“He went home for a holiday when there was very little available for him,” said Morrison.
“He just got turned out down at the owner’s stud at Meon Valley. He came back in a month ago and he’ll start cantering in the new year. He looks wonderful.
“Ideally we’ll aiming at Group Ones in the summer, but we’ll have to see how we go.
“I don’t care what anyone says – we beat Japan and Too Darn Hot (in the Dante). Whether they had an excuse or not, I don’t know.
“We had an excuse in that we didn’t run our race afterwards. He probably found the ground too quick or whatever. It’s easy to make excuses. It was irritating, just because he bombed out afterwards.”