A small but select field are entered for the Sandown Park Group 1 on Sunday
Star mare Enable is on course to defend her Coral-Eclipse crown, but it will be no easy task with an eye catching field unveiled at the entry stage today.
Enable odds-on for repeat Coral-Eclipse triumph: John Gosden-trained mare 10/11 for back-to-back wins With the 2020 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown fast approaching, Enable remains the favourite to claim victory in the Group 1 flat race. The six-year-old mare… https://t.co/FXskQwe78k pic.twitter.com/FHj7Nn8Ttf— Cheltenham Tips (@CheltenhamTips) June 24, 2020
Hurworth Bloodstock Coronagtion Cup winner Ghaiyyath, who beat both 2019 Investec Derby winner Anthony Van Dyck and Stradivarius at Newmarket looks the principle challenger on paper.
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Enable, Ghaiyyath, Japan and Lord North entered for epic Eclipse on Sunday
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However, the supporting cast is littered with talent, including Enable’s stablemate Lord North. John Gosden’s colt has risen through the handicap ranks all the way to winning the Group 1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes a fortnight ago at Royal Ascot in impressive fashion.
We love listening to legendary trainer John Gosden. He gives some interesting insight into his star horse Enable, who has ramped up her training preparations. ⭐️???????? pic.twitter.com/d2k3DktpUX— Racing.com (@Racing) June 2, 2020
Japan, who disappointed that day, but has a Juddmonte International win to his name, is also slated to take his chance. And the field is given an International flavour as Group 1-winning Japanese-superstar mare Deirdre in the line-up.
Magic Wand, Regal Reality and Bangkok make up the entry list.