Trophy king Hill in top form
Trainer Roger Varian reports Kingston Hill in tip-top shape following his emphatic victory in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster on Saturday.
The Mastercraftsman colt defeated what on paper looked a high-class field with ease as he swept to victory by four and a half lengths to give Varian his first domestic Group One triumph.
While Kingston Hill does not yet hold any Classic entries, he earned quotes for the Qipco 2000 Guineas and the Investec Derby thanks to his demolition job over the straight mile on Town Moor.
"He's good and sound and had a clean manger so he's taken it in his stride. He looks well," said the Newmarket trainer.
"He was impressive, I thought. Time will tell how strong a race it was, but he went away from the field like a good horse.
"He's blessed with a very good attitude and he showed class. I was pleased with him during the race and I'm pleased with how he is.
"Although it was bad ground, he does handle it, which is pleasing, but I'm quite sure he will be just as good on better ground. He's a good-moving horse and they prefer better ground.
"We'll give him a good winter and see where we are next spring. We are not making any race calls yet, that's for sure."