Eagle Top could make his third successive visit to Ascot for the QIPCO Champion Stakes
Last Updated: 28/08/14 11:12am
Eagle Top could make his third successive visit to Ascot for the Qipco Champion Stakes on October 18.
Connections will give the 10-furlong Group One some consideration for the John Gosden-trained colt, who they see as making an even better four-year-old.
"We'll be looking at the Champion Stakes. It will be just a look and see. It's a possible for target for him. He is in it," said Hugo Lascelles, racing manager to owner Lady Bamford.
"We've more of a mind to next year."
Eagle Top made his first venture to the Berkshire course to win the King Edward VII Stakes at the Royal meeting and was then a creditable fourth to Taghrooda in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes on what was only his fourth career start.
The Pivotal colt was not declared for either of his entries at York last week, in the Juddmonte International and the Great Voltigeur Stakes.
He was then taken out of the Ladbrokes St Leger at the latest acceptance stage after being third favourite at 6-1 in the ante-post market.
However, Lady Bamford is set to be represented in the world's oldest Classic at Doncaster on September 14 by Forever Now.
A stablemate of Eagle Top, Forever Now staked his claim for top honours when winning the March Stakes at Goodwood on Saturday.
"That will be the plan," said Lascelles.
"He was very willing on Saturday. He's very genuine and tough. He's still an immature horse, but he deserves to take his chance at Doncaster.
"He's improved since his last run and he can improve again. It justifies him running."