The Wonder of New
Sudden Wonder ran out the narrow winner of the £200,000 Tattersalls Millions 3-Y-O Trophy at Newmarket on Thursday.
The Charlie Appleby-trained colt travelled well under Mickael Barzalona and strode to the front purposefully when asked for his effort a furlong and a half from home.
The runner-up, Observational, went toe-to-toe with the winner in the last furlong but couldn't quite get to the front under James Doyle, eventually going down by a head behind the 7/1 shot, with the third-placed Seagull Star a further three and a half lengths back.
Appleby said: "I thought he came into this season with a nice two-year-old profile and I ran him in this race rather than a Listed race because I wanted him to experience a bit of hustle and bustle and learn a bit more.
"He's a big, raw horse. There are really no goals, he is entered in the Dante, that might be aiming a bit high but we'll take a look at some of the trials and see how he comes out of the race."
Sky Bet were suitably impressed with the winner and offered 33/1 about him for the Investec Derby immediately after the race.
"Sudden Wonder looked like he needed every yard of the ten furlong trip at Newmarket so it's no surprise to see him quoted for the Derby following his impressive victory," said the firm's Michael Shinners.