Post plan from Steeler
Mark Johnston is looking forward to a tilt at the Racing Post Trophy with Steeler following his Royal Lodge Stakes triumph on Saturday.
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The son of Raven's Pass appeared to relish the step up to a mile when recording his third win from five starts at Newmarket and Johnston is now ready to step his youngster up to Group One level at Doncaster.
The Middleham maestro also believes his charge will be an even better horse with another winter under his belt.
Johnston told At The Races: "He's quite an immature horse and he's going to get better with age. He's very laid back in his races though and just lobs along and Kieren has a lot of faith in him.
"I thought he travelled well throughout the race and it was looking like he was going to be drawn into a battle. I couldn't say I was confident he was going to win until maybe the last 100 yards or so, when he seemed to find another gear again and pull away.
"The plan is the Racing Post Trophy."