Roger Varian feels there is more to come from Pierre Lapin after he made it back-to-back wins with victory in the Mill Reef Stakes.
The two-year-old, a half-brother to 2016 winner Harry Angel, kicked off his career by winning the British Stallion Studs EBF Novice Stakes at Haydock in May but had not been seen since.
However, the colt beat Mystery Power by one-and-a-half lengths at Newbury to win at odds of 9/4, with Andrew Balding's Shadn back in third.
Jockey Andrea Atzeni seemed to have things under control before Malotru burst clear, but Pierre Lapin responded well to land the spoils.
The son of Capella Sansevero was an impressive winner and Varian feels there is scope for even more progression.
"We thought he was a nice horse in the spring and when he won at Haydock we were looking at the Coventry for him, but he just fell away a little bit and it took a while to get him back," he said.
"I would have loved to run him a couple of weeks ago to see if he was a Middle Park type, but I needed a bit more time.
"He was entitled to be green today as it was only his second start, but I thought he was quite impressive and when he gets stronger, he will be faster."
Article Posted on Saturday 21st September 2019 @ 17.49
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