Having never had a horse of the ‘calibre’ as last week’s impressive Group 2 Richmond Stakes winner Supremacy, ROA member Jason Goddard is now looking forward to the two-year-old making the step up to Group 1 company.

The two-year-old, who cost just £65,000 when bought by his trainer Clive Cox at last year’s Goffs UK Premier Yearling Sale, left an impression with his performance in the 6f sprint as he led from the front and could not be caught by his rivals.

It was the second year in a row that Cox and jockey Adam Kirby struck in the contest, having combined on future Commonwealth Cup hero Golden Horde, and both were particularly enthused after Supremacy’s display on the Sussex Downs.

Plans now call for the son of Tally-Ho Stud’s first-season sire Mehmas to make the step up to Group 1 company with the Prix Morny one of a number of potential targets.

Goddard, whose association with Cox began thanks to his father-in-law Ken Lock owning horses with the Lambourn handler, said: “It’s very exciting; I’ve had other horses but not obviously of the calibre of Supremacy so I’m hoping he can go right to the top of the tree.

“Being in Group 1 company is a rarity for a small owner and hopefully he’ll do well.

“As with all the interviews that Clive and Adam have done, they say he’s quite a scopey sort and think he will be a fairly decent three-year-old. Clive has been looking at Group 1 opportunities in France and the Middle Park at Newmarket which is going to make it very exciting for the next five to six weeks.”