Trainer John Gosden has confirmed that stable star Without Parole will take on older horses for the first time when he competes in the Qatar Sussex Stakes at Goodwood on August 1.
The three-year-old has enjoyed a stellar career to date after winning his first four races for Gosden.
The bay colt made his debut in December at Newcastle and won comfortably over eight furlongs. He has since won at Yarmouth and Sandown as well as Ascot.
Without Parole won the St James’s Palace Stakes on his first run in Group One company and Gosden admits it is time to step up the competition.
He told reporters: “He came out of his last race with no bother at all. He never missed an oat, but he never does as he is a very laid-back character. He goes for the Sussex Stakes now.
“We are happy at a mile, but I’m quite confident he will go further when and if he is required to.”
Without Parole is now 2.75 favourite for the Qatar Sussex Stakes next month, with Gustav Klimt also fancied at odds of 7.00.
It promises to be a busy few days at Goodwood for Gosden, with Stradivarius still on course for the Qatar Goodwood Cup on July 31.
He sustained an injury while winning the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot but is still in good condition ahead of the big race.
Gosden added: “I’m pleased to say he did his first canter (on Saturday morning) and he moved well, so hopefully that is all behind us.
“He is a pretty brave horse, as he had the toe clip rammed up into the bottom of his foot.”