No rush for Lightning
Olly Stevens intends to give Lightning Thunder more experience before launching her into Pattern company.
The Robins Farm trainer will consider a conditions race at Doncaster next month before hopefully aiming her at better contests in the autumn.
The daughter of Dutch Art created a good impression when landing a 14-runner maiden over six furlongs at Newbury on her debut on Saturday and Trainer Stevens wants further evidence as to what trip to run her over for the rest of the campaign.
"We're very happy with that and she wasn't at all wound up for the race. She's done it clearly on ability," said Stevens.
"We've always liked the filly a lot. She just fell apart after the sales and we gave her plenty of time and thought we'd give her a run. It worked out nicely.
"She's still fairly inexperienced and I'd be inclined just to tread a little cautiously.
"There's a nice conditions race for her at Doncaster in a couple of weeks or so. She probably lacks the experience to go straight into Pattern company and Doncaster is a fair track like Newbury.
"She's still inexperienced and never really let down and ran properly. I'd just like to see that improve a bit. Then there are some races for a filly like her at the end of the year we can look at if all keeps going well.
"She has an entry in the Fillies' Mile and there's the Rockfel which could be a nice race for a filly like her.
"If she needs to stay at six, we could supplement for the Cheveley Park. All those are nice races and there are various options in France too."