PROJECTION will have his next start in the Group 1 July Cup following a respectable fifth in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes.
Trainer Roger Charlton has mapped out a plan for his progressive sprinter that will take in the Group 1 contest.
He may finished just off the principals, but the son of Acclamation showed enough early speed at Royal Ascot to suggest top-level company is not beyond him.
The performance was a career best and consequently the five-year-old has been raised to a mark of 112, just eight pounds shy of July Cup favourite, Blue Point.
Given his profile, there is a strong likelihood there will be more improvement to come on just his fourth start of this campaign.
With high-profile sprinters Merchant Navy and Harry Angel missing the race, Charlton is confident this could be the time to strike.
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He said: “He ran very well at Ascot. He was running out of his class a little bit I thought, but he was only beaten two and a quarter lengths.
“I think his connections would be quite keen to go to the July Cup, but it depends what is going to show up – there are a few that have fallen by the wayside.
“It’s a very good prize.
“The following weekend there is the Hackwood Stakes at Newbury and that would be a pretty good alternative.
“He deserves to win a race as he has not won one since he was a two-year-old.”