Mambo Nights may take within the Sky Bet Melrose Handicap at York forward of a possible outing subsequent month’s St Leger at Doncaster.
Trainer Richard Hannon believes the prolonged one-mile-five-furlong prize on August 22 is the perfect race for the son of Havana Gold to check his credentials for the ultimate Classic of the season.
Having did not win in 4 outings final yr, Mambo Nights is unbeaten in three begins this season, notching up victories at Sandown and Ripon earlier than scoring at Goodwood on Wednesday.
Hannon mentioned: “I’d go to York for the Melrose. It would not shock me if he seems to be a St Leger horse as he’ll get additional than a mile and a half.
“He at all times manages to seek out simply sufficient in his races, however he’s straightforward to cope with as he has a beautiful temperament and appears to be on an upwards curve.
“He was never going to be a two-year-old and he is very much a horse for next year as well.”
While Hannon will obtain the plaudits for altering the fortunes of Mambo Nights, he feels a lot of his transformation is all the way down to the efforts of leap jockey Kieron Edgar.
He added: “Quite a lot of credit score has to go to Kieron Edgar. He was driving out so much for us throughout lockdown and he did a number of work with Mambo Nights.
“Both he and Steve Knight, one of our senior head lads, having been raving about how the horse is improving all the time.”