One more run for El Bodegon before James Ferguson unleashes him on the Epsom Derby

James Ferguson's improving colt El Bodegon is being targeted at the Cazoo Epsom Derby but will have a high-class prep run first.

The exciting Criterium de Saint-Cloud winner El Bodegon will have one more run before being sent to the Cazoo Epsom Derby.

Trainer James Ferguson has the options of the Qipco 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, the Prix Greffulhe at Saint-Cloud or the Al Basti Equiworld Dubai Dante Stakes at York as a high-class lung-opener for the Derby on June 04.

The three-year-old Kodiac colt is thriving suggests Ferguson.

"He's in good nick. He stayed in training and I'm happy with him," he said.

"He's in full work and is lined up to probably run in the Guineas but he's also in the French trial, the Prix Greffulhe, and I've entered him for the Dante as well so we've got a lot of options.

"It will be one of those three races and the plan is to try to get him in the Derby if we can.

The Saint-Cloud form was franked when the second placed Stone Age of Aidan O'Brien hosed up at Navan on Tuesday and could be further boosted as as fourth-placed Buckaroo goes for the Ballysax Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday.

Meanwhile, with plenty of Classic talent on his hands, Ferguson will likely go straight to the the Qipco 1000 Guineas with his promising filly Mise En Scene.

The three-year-old Siyouni filly brought Ferguson his first Group level victory in the Group 3 Prestige Stakes at Goodwood last August and then competed in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies' Turf at Del Mar.

"She obviously went to America, but she's done well over then winter - she's in full work and is potentially going for the Guineas," he added.

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