Crowded House could bid for his first win in the best part of two years in the Princess Of Wales’s sportingbet.com Stakes at Newmarket on Thursday.
The Rainbow Quest colt has failed to find the winner’s enclosure since his devastating display in the 2008 Racing Post Trophy and injury meant he raced only twice last season.
A couple of placed efforts at Meydan earlier in the year suggested his undoubted ability remains intact and trainer Brian Meehan was pleased with his recent sixth in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot.
“He came out of Ascot in good shape and we might let him go next week, depending on the ground,” said Meehan.
“He needed the run the last day as he just had a slight injury in the lead up to the race and was short of 10 days’ work.
“I think he just got tired at the end, so we’ll see how he gets on next time.”