The Phoenix Thooughbreds owned colt returned to the Rowley Mile for the first time since finishing second in last year’s Dewhurst Stakes, when working over seven furlongs alongside stablemate Infrastructure before racing on Tuesday.
Tracking his work companion for much of the gallop, last year’s Phoenix Stakes winner moved on under Oisin Murphy during the closing stages of the exercise before crossing the line around four lengths clear.
Meade said: “It was pleasing, and I could not be happier with the bit of work. Just mentally, it will have helped him because suddenly he knows he is back at the races.
“He didn’t do too much, and if he needed he could have changed his hands and gone. I think it will bring him on no end. He will do one more bit of work now.
“We were always going to run him straight off in the Guineas, because we can get them fit enough at home.
“We just wanted to take him for an away day because they can get bored. Thanks go to Michael Prosser (clerk of the course), who has been so helpful.”