ROARING LION (3.30) can pay Saxon Warrior, the Derby favourite, a compliment by taking today’s Betfred Dante Stakes at York.
The John Gosden-trained colt finished a respectable fifth behind Saxon Warrior in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket earlier in the month.
Today’s extra two furlongs will be ideal and a fluent victory will see him having another crack at Saxon Warrior in next month’s Derby. Crossed Baton, also trained by Gosden, looks the danger.
Gosden, pictured, also looks to have the answer with
CORONET (2.55) in the Middleton Stakes.
She lost nothing in defeat when competing against the best last season and is clearly a cut above today’s rivals.
ANBAA (4.25, nap), a well-bred newcomer, appeals as the best bet of the day at Salisbury.
ROCK EAGLE (3.15, treble) looked a smart sort when making a winning debut at Windsor.
The form of that race reads well as there were numerous past winners behind him.
2.30 FLY RORY FLY
3.05 THE BANASTOIR
3.40 UNTIL WINNING
4.15 RAISE A SPARK
4.45 MAKE IT HAPPEN
5.15 COOPER’S FRIEND
5.50 TRADITIONAL DANCER (N.B)
2.10 HIGH HORSE
2.40 FAYROUZ ROSE
3.15 ROCK EAGLE (TR)
4.25 ANBAA (NAP)
4.55 BIRD FOR LIFE
6.00 PORTO FERRO
2.20 ROYAL BRAVE
3.30 ROARING LION
4.05 CAPE BYRON
4.35 HEY JONESY