Charlie Appleby is confident when his Dewhurst hero will bid to endure up to comparisons with all the mighty Frankel, Pinatubo will get a mile a year ago.
Shamardals son left it six wins from as many starts having a second victory at Group One level in Newmarket on Saturday, adding to his nine-length romp in National Stakes to provide the Appleby with a first Dewhurst success.
Appleby knows he must shine next semester to match the exploits of this Sir Henry superstar Although Pinatubo has been given a juvenile score than Frankel after his victory at the Curragh last month.
Appleby stated:Pinatubo is not a flashy horse such as Frankel was, most of us know what an remarkable horse he had been he had the stature of being trained by Sir Henry Cecil.
Hes a very different horse since Frankel was keen to get on with things and that made him have thatwow factor.
Pinatubo is a horse which goes out there and can it. He has been around Epsom, Glorious Goodwood Royal Ascot and nothing disturbs him. You cant mistake him.
It is wonderful for him to be set in the identical sentence as Frankel, but hes got to go out and do it again .
What people will be questioning is that he is not the biggest horse in the world, but he is a really neat racehorse that ticks a great deal of boxes
Given Pinatubo completed the Dewhurst, his handler expects him to have no problem stepping up from seven furlongs to a mile in the Qipco 2000 Guineas back.
He explained:William (Buick) obtained away and said straight away that the mile would be no problem. The good thing about himwhich will help him watch it out, is he switches off.
All of us know just how long that the winter is with horses that are exciting, but we can put this to bed and look ahead to the Guineas.
Whether hes got a prep run before it, then which is conversation to be had in January/February time.
While Pintatubo revealed a new facet to his game, along with revealing that he has the capability it was a win which eased the other concern in the brain of Appleby.
He added:My only worry going to it was that as he is so laid back, would moving in a horse box 10 minutes on the road wake him up enough, as all his runs are far off, but since we watched he was nice.
His past two races he had won emphatically, admittedly they had been about a sounder surface, but what we saw was do it in more of a fighting manner in states which were going to be evaluation for all the runners.
William had to cajole him but once he hit on the rising ground and obtained to Arizona, I was convinced he was about to pull off like he has done in all of his races.
Appleby commended the character Godolphin supremo Sheikh Mohammed has performed in Pinatubos success story, with picked him as a superstar this past year.
He said:I just need to emphasise how great this is for Sheikh Mohammed, since he saw this horse at the farms that time last year and picked out him and happily let him return to Moulton Paddocks.
For him to have had that interest from the beginning with a home-bred as well as see the horse thrive is fantastic for the entire Godolphin team.