Lone Eagle fuelled Derby goals for the Martyn Meade crew with victory within the Godolphin Flying Begin Zetland Stakes at Newmarket.
The Galileo colt demonstrated the very best of his battling talents within the Group Three contest, making his first try over a mile and 1 / 4 a profitable one.
Racing within the entrance pair all through, the 16-5 shot confirmed stamina could be very a lot his forte when forging clear late on to defeat his Sandown conqueror Restoration Run by a size and three-quarters, finishing a hat-trick of wins for the season.
Assistant coach Freddie Meade: “He confirmed an ideal perspective to knuckle down and get the job finished. With the bottom the way in which it’s you do not wish to be too distant.
“He has been headed previously over shorter journeys and battled again so I used to be all the time constructive he would have sufficient to get on prime in the long run. We spoke again at Goodwood and we thought this may be a goal so I am glad it has come off.
“I feel now we have to dream of a Derby marketing campaign first and see the place we go on the way in which to that. Whether or not we take a look at a Derby trial after which we will all the time rethink if issues change.
“I feel that shall be him for the yr as he has progressed properly and may have a well-deserved break.”
Successful jockey Silvestre de Sousa – who loved a Group-race treble on the observe on Friday – believes Lone Eagle may develop right into a contender for the Derby, for which he was launched at 50-1 by Betfair.
He stated: “It was a pleasant efficiency as it’s not straightforward for a two-year-old on that type of floor. He’s actually robust, he is not very huge however he gallops together with his coronary heart out. I am simply happy he has received three.
“Subsequent yr you could possibly take a look at a Derby trial after which presumably the Derby if he retains bettering by the winter.”