Haydock on Extortionist radar

  • Last Updated: August 25 2014, 15:27 BST

Extortionist could rise in trip for the Betfred Sprint Cup at Haydock on Saturday week following his fine display at York on Friday.

Extortionist (far right): Haydock option
Extortionist (far right): Haydock option

Olly Stevens' progressive sprinter took the step into Group One company in his stride by finishing third in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes.

Stevens feels the three-year-old colt could be seen in an even better light over six furlongs, with the Sprint Cup the obvious next port of call.

"We were thrilled with him at York," said the Surrey handler.

"He took that step up comfortably enough and it looks to me like he now needs six (furlongs).

"We'll think about Haydock, but the important thing for him is that it needs to be fast."