NATIVE Trail (118), not as visually impressive as Inspiral, was superior on the clock in respect of both his overall time when adjusted for distance and closing three-furlong sectional as he powered to a convincing win in the Group 1 Dewhurst Stakes on Saturday.

In similar fashion to when winning at the Curragh, Charlie Appleby’s colt showed signs of inexperience when William Buick asked him to gather himself for a challenge, although once in full stride the impact was as effective as when lowering the colours of Point Lonsdale.