Desert Crown’s house owners eye among the greatest worldwide prizes after spectacular victory within the Epsom Derby with the King George, Arc and Dubai World Cup all mooted
- Desert Crown and Richard Kingscote received the Derby at Epsom on Saturday
- Racing supervisor Bruce Raymond says the colt might go to the Dubai World Cup
- Desert Crown is favorite for October’s Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp
The prospect of excellent Cazoo Derby winner Desert Crown racing on and tackling among the greatest worldwide prizes has been mooted by Bruce Raymond, racing supervisor to proprietor Saeed Suhail.
Trainer Sir Michael Stoute has not but signalled a plan for the colt, who streaked dwelling below Richard Kingscote at Epsom on Saturday.
Raymond mentioned: ‘I don’t suppose the proprietor could be eager to retire him after this season. I believe his plan could be to get him to go to the Dubai World Cup meeting subsequent spring as a result of he lives there.
Richard Kingscote rode Desert Crown to success within the Epsom Derby on Saturday afternoon
‘Whether that is in Sir Michael’s plans I don’t know. I suppose he’ll go to the King George and the Arc however they’re too far forward to make plans.’
Desert Crown is 3-1 favorite for the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on October 2.
The 8-1 fourth favorite is Vadeni, the Aga Khan-owned colt who gave coach Jean-Claude Rouget his fifth French Derby win at Chantilly, simply pulling 5 lengths clear below Christophe Soumillon.
The Ralph Beckett-trained Westover will probably be aimed on the Irish Derby on June 25 after ending third within the Derby.
Jason Watson, who missed the Derby mount on fourth-placed Masekela after a fall at Doncaster on Friday evening when his horse fell on him, will miss Royal Ascot after breaking his collarbone, puncturing his proper lung and breaking two ribs.
Winning colt Desert Crown streaked dwelling to victory below Kingscote at Epsom