Tis Marvellous could bid for Group Three honours at Newbury subsequent month after decreasing the course document when successful the Beverley Bullet on the Westwood on Saturday.
Trainer Clive Cox is contemplating the Dubai International Airport World Trophy at Newbury on September 18, a race during which the seven-year-old completed second in 2020.
Tis Marvellous additionally holds an entry within the Ayr Gold Cup, however the prolonged 5 furlong would swimsuit him higher than the six of the massive handicap in Scotland.
“I’d say with a penalty as well it (Ayr Gold Cup) wouldn’t be straightforward. More likely would be the five-furlong Group Three at Newbury. That would be a logical step,” stated Cox.
“We’ve got a dry autumn which will help him because he prefers dry rather than easier ground.”
The Lambourn handler mirrored on the Harbour Watch gelding’s efficiency within the Listed contest at Beverley.
“I was delighted and in a course-record time which was amazing. It was really special,” he stated.
“He’s come out of it really well. I’m very happy and that’s the second course record he holds. The other is at Maisons-Laffitte when he won the Robert Papin. That won’t be beat as they’ve closed the track.
“He’s an actual star and has accomplished us proud. At seven years of age it offers me monumental delight to have an urge for food for a job like that at such a excessive stage.
Cox is probably going to step Aratus up in school after the lightly-raced colt accomplished a four-timer at Goodwood.
The three-year-old confirmed he’s progressing by the ranks with victory over seasoned campaigner Escobar in a seven-furlong handicap on Saturday.
“He’s a progressive sort, only a three-year-old, and did it nicely. He’s really maturing and developing a promising profile,” he stated.
“It’s very exciting, he’s on an upward curve and I’m delighted for connections. They’ve been patient with him as he’s been developing.
“We’re happy he is fulfilling the promise we might hoped. We’ll digest what he is accomplished in handicap firm and see if the time is correct to step him up into Pattern class.”