ROARING LION stormed to Betfred Dante Stakes glory but trainer John Gosden warned punters to hold their Investec Derby bets.
Bookies rushed to slash his Epsom Classic odds to 6-1 second favourite behind red-hot odds-on favourite Saxon Warrior after his success in the York Group 2 contest.
PA:Press Association Roaring Lion is not certain to run in the Derby at Epsom
It was at long-last a credible opponent to Aidan O’Brien’s 2000 Guineas hero but Gosden – saddling his third Dante winner in the last four years – was quick to reveal Roaring Lion could head to the French Derby instead.
He said: “That’s confirmed Saxon Warrior is THE horse.
“He beat us at Doncaster in the Racing Post Trophy and he beat us in the 2000 Guineas – which is the best trial.
“We’ve won the second-best trial in emphatic style.
Getty Images – Getty Roaring Lion could instead head for the French Derby
“He’s been training beautifully at home – he’s got himself mentally in the zone.
“He’s a complete playboy – his favourite trick is rearing up.
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“He’ll be fine at Epsom – the more people the merrier He’s a complete show off.
“We just have to work out whether we go to Epsom or to France for the Prix de Jockey Club.