Delegator has bounced out of his impressive win in the Duke of York Stakes in great form.
Saeed bin Suroor’s five-year-old ran over six furlongs for the first time in his career on the Knavesmire and certainly did not want for pace.
Having finished second to the incomparable Sea The Stars in the 2000 Guineas in 2009, it was no surprise connections persevered over a mile but he now looks to have found a new niche for himself in the sprint division.
He will be aimed at the Golden Jubilee at Royal Ascot next but the trainer feels the fact he has been free of injury for the first time in a long while was a key factor.
“He’s fine after the race. He’s sound, healthy and happy,” said Bin Suroor.
“He’s now looking really well and everything is good with him, he’s had no problems.
“It was a nice confidence-booster for him, he didn’t really have a hard race.
“He has the speed for six furlongs, that is no problem to him. I think we’ll stick to sprinting for the rest of the season.
“We will be aiming towards Ascot with him and the Golden Jubilee, I think he’ll have a good season.
“The main thing is he has had no problems with his feet this season.”
Delegator is 7-1 favourite with Sky Bet for the Ascot race.