Roger Varian's Eydon has English and French Derby options

The 2000 Guineas isn't always about the winner. Those chasing him home in the Classic at Newmarket are often decent and Roger Varian's Eydon hopes to build on a fourth at HQ.

Roger Varian's Eydon has lots of options after a promising fourth in the Qipco 2000 Guineas.

The 33/1 shot got within 5 lengths of Coreoebus at Newmarket and that has given optimism to connections that a shot at the English or French Derby is possible.

"We have not really decided what the next move is, but that is going to be the Prince's decision as it has been the last two runs. It was his call to run in the Feilden and it was him who said let's go for the Guineas and he has run a great race," said owner Prince Faisal's racing manager Ted Voute.

"The Prince has said there's no rush to make a decision, we'll see how he comes out of the race because it was quite fast ground, but he seems to have coped with it all fine."

He went on: "He probably needs a bit further than a mile, but looking where we finished, he's got the Derby favourite (Luxembourg) not far in front of us and we are bred along a stamina line. He's in the English Derby and he's in the French Derby, they are one day apart and both will be under consideration.

"I think the smart thing to do is sit and watch what comes out of all the trials and see where the best place is for Eydon to run a big race."

Prince Faisal also owns megabucks peformer Mishriff and hopes Eydon can be another smart middle-distance performer.

He continued: "We're very pleased to finish fourth, we hoped he could run well and he's gone and finished behind the two biggest battalions in the business in Darley and Coolmore and we're absolutely thrilled.

"The Prince is delighted, we've got Mishriff next door at John Gosden's on the Bury Road and he (Prince Faisal) could have a big year ahead of him.

"Fingers crossed we can bag a big one along the line with Eydon. He's a real eyeful, his temperament is so great, he deserves to keep running at the top level and see if he can bag a big one."

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