Fielden Stakes will point way for Kadar says Karl Burke
Karl Burke expects to find out which direction he will be taking in the future with the promising Kadar after he runs in the Bet365 Feilden Stakes at Newmarket.
Kadar was a winner of his only start at two, and Burke was dissuaded on more than one occasion from giving him a second run at the end of last season because of concerns about fast ground.
He also had the option of the Craven Stakes over a mile on Wednesday - but the Leyburn trainer feels the son of Scat Daddy will be seen to better effect over middle distances, so he starts his Classic season over nine furlongs.
The Listed race launched Golden Horn on the way to stardom in 2015.
"We'll learn a lot about him tomorrow. Obviously it's only his second time on the racetrack," said Burke.
"I've said plenty about in the last year - probably too much - but I think he's a lovely horse.
"I hope I'm wrong, but he is just showing that a mile in the top grade might just catch him out for a turn of foot - which is why I'm happy to run him over an extra furlong.
"For me he's a mile-and-a-quarter-horse plus. If he wins then we have the option of coming back for the Guineas, because he'll have had a look at the track as well.
"We'll learn a lot - but he's a lovely horse, and I'm very happy with him. Our horses have been running generally well without being in sparkling form - and like a lot of people, we're just finding out feet at the moment.
"I hope the ground will be fine, with it being the first meeting. I was probably over cautious last year - he was a big baby of a horse, but he's much more mature now. It's so easy to do damage with an immature horse, but in my experience the longer you can leave them the more mature the bone is."