Coolmore recently purchased Ecurie Wildenstein's homebred Westerner, a champion stayer in Europe, to stand in 2006 as a National Hunt stallion.
Cecil's season has hardly been one to shout about so far but this horse could make up into a useful stayer and turn the tide.
A credit to his trainer Rod Millman, the stayer became the first to complete a Northumberland Plate-Ebor-Cesarewitch treble not even attempted since 1911.
Bred by Italo Trombini's Haras Valente and out of the Mat-Boy mare Betina Girl, Thignon Boy was also named champion older horse and champion stayer .
Jockey Joe Fanning steered the good stayer to the front as soon as the gates opened and the six-year-old travelled comfortably throughout.
He is an excellent stayer and jumper with a feather weight who looks to have been laid out for this, a la Papillon and Bobbyjo.
We had so many good horses over a mile and a half that we were campaigning him wrongly - we wanted to turn him into a stayer .
Best Port, an able stayer in his class, made an encouraging reappearance at Nottingham 11 days ago when beaten only a length into third by Sashay over tomorrow's distance of two miles.
Indigenous was named Hong Kong's 1999 Horse of the Year and was named champion stayer in '98 and '99.
He races like a stayer , and who knows, we might even have a crack at the King George VI chase at Kempton and even the Gold Cup at Cheltenham.