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.
🥊 SANDOWN SHOWDOWN!— Racing Post (@RacingPost) June 29, 2020
Enable, Ghaiyyath, Japan and Lord North entered for epic Eclipse on Sunday
🗣 “The fear when John Gosden nominated the Eclipse as Enable’s starting point was that she would scare off most credible opposition – but not a bit of it”
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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.
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.
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