London Icon could yet swerve Royal Ascot later this month after trainer Adrian Keatley confirmed his charge will head to Hong Kong this summer.
Keatley viewed his charge as a potential candidate for the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the start of the campaign.
However, following a pleasing reappearance when runner-up at Naas in March, his Classic dreams went up in smoke after he disappointed in the Tetrarch Stakes at the same track last month.
London Icon made the most of having his sights lowered in a minor conditions race at Navan on his most recent outing and Keatley was eyeing a tilt at either the St James’s Palace or the Jersey Stakes at Ascot, but plans are now on hold.
Keatley said: “He might go to Ascot or he might not. We’ll see what the owner (Simon Kwok) wants to do.
“It was part of the deal when the owner bought the horse last year that he would go to Hong Kong. I was to keep him up until Ascot, so we’ll see.
“He’s in good form.”