First-season trainer Owen Burrows hopes success for Fawaareq at Beverley on Tuesday can act as a springboard towards even greater gains later in the week.
Sir Michael Stoute's former assistant this year took over at Kingwood House Stables, in Lambourn, and has already saddled Massaat into second place in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Burrows is braced for another big afternoon at York on Thursday when fellow Investec Derby aspirant Muntazah competes in the Betfred Dante Stakes.
Before that, though, Burrows will have his first Beverley runner when the Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum-owned Fawaareq lines up in the High Definition Racing UK Maiden Stakes (4.00).
The trainer told www.beverley-racecourse.co.uk: "He's not been unlucky, as such, but he's run some very solid races already. I was very pleased with him at Newmarket during Craven week when he finished second in a good maiden on his comeback. This is a small step up in trip but I'm not at all worried about that and the ground should be ideal for him. Beverley's a nice course and hopefully he can open his account on Tuesday."
Fawaareq, the mount of Paul Hanagan, is one of seven declared runners in the seven-and-a-half-furlong maiden, with Doncaster runner-up Heir To A Throne (Kevin Ryan) and Irish recruit Haraz (David O'Meara) big dangers.
Burrows said: "It's not easy-pickings, by any stretch of the imagination, as there are two horses in there on good marks. I've not yet saddled a winner on turf, though, so hopefully we can do it at Beverley. It's going to be a very big week and hopefully we can achieve the results we want."
The Lambourn handler reports Muntazah in top trim for his Dante date. A convincing Leicester maiden scorer in September, the Dubawi colt further advertised his qualities when only beaten three lengths by Foundation in the Royal Lodge at Newmarket.
Burrows said: "He's in good form and is ready to start. We've been waiting to run him on this sort of ground as he loves it fast. He's out of Dubawi and the dam (Rumoush) finished third in the Oaks so I'd very surprised if he doesn't stay. It's going to be a good race, and we'll know a lot more about him afterwards as to where we go with him this summer."
Guineas runner-up Massaat will not run in the Irish equivalent at the Curragh on May 21 and will instead be kept on ice for the premier Classic at Epsom on June 4.
Burrows added: "He has come out of the Guineas really well and cantered first lot (on Monday morning). He's fresh and fit but he won't go to Ireland. Sheikh Hamdan would like to run him in the Derby so it's fingers crossed we get there in one piece."
Beverley's seven-race card - the only domestic Flat fixture on Tuesday afternoon - is due to start at 2pm, with the £10,000 James "Doug" Norris Is 60 Today Handicap (3.30) the feature. The official going on Monday morning was described as good to firm, with watering taking place to preserve conditions.