Connections of Fort Bastion will discuss more ambitious targets after the colt extended his winning sequence this season to two at Newmarket on Friday night.
Richard Hannon's colt remained a maiden as a juvenile, despite placing in both the Chesham and Acomb Stakes and being considered good enough to run in the Group One Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere.
After having completed the formalities at long odds-on in a six-furlong Salisbury maiden, he outpointed John Gosden's well-regarded Starboard by four lengths in a one-mile conditions race.
Barry Simpson, racing manager to owner Sir Robert Ogden, said: "He was probably not far short off the best last year and we felt he still wasn't quite physically or mentally ready.
"I suppose if he'd won a maiden last year and then a conditions race, you'd be saying he'd be going for the really big races in the spring.
"He showed plenty of speed at Salisbury at a trip we thought was short of ideal and he did everything right at Newmarket.
"It must have been the Newmarket rumour mill as I was surprised John Gosden's horse was so much shorter than ours in the betting - Fort Bastion had the higher rating and the form to win.
"We just need to see how he is. At the moment there are a few thoughts on races, but I need to discuss things with Sir Robert first."
Ogden has another potentially useful three-year-old in Tales Of Grimm, who won his only start at Newbury last August when beating useful sorts Firdaws and The Nile.
He was not committed for the 2000 Guineas by trainer Sir Michael Stoute when the soft ground prevented him being able to run in a trial.
"He's in great shape and will run before the end of the month," said Simpson.