Battalion in line for Newbury
Battalion may step up to Pattern company in the Worthington's Champion Shield & Victoria Club Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.
Connections of the William Haggas-trained three-year-old are considering the Group Three contest, registered as the St Simon Stakes, for the progressive colt after he won a Ripon maiden and a Yarmouth handicap in good style.
"He loves the soft ground and we're quite hopeful," said Bruce Raymond, racing manager to owner Sheikh Juma Dalmook Al Maktoum.
"The ground doesn't come into the picture as he will love it, it's just the opposition which we are cautious about.
"He's improving, but it's a big step up for him. We're not certain about whether he goes for it but we're having a look."