Minding 4/1 favourite for Coral-Eclipse
Sponsors have filly top of the market
Following the publication of the entries for this year’s Coral-Eclipse Stakes, the race sponsors have wasted no time in moving to price Aidan O’Brien’s filly Minding as favourite, with traders opening at 4/1.
The talented trainer holds a strong hand in the group one Sandown spectacle, boasting 19 of the current list of 66 entries, Highland Reel at 8/1 and Churchill 10/1 also prominent in the betting, and sure to prove popular.
Minding set for early attention
It’ll be the price on Minding that’s sure to get the tongues of punters’ wagging however, and Coral spokesman Simon Clare explained the thinking behind the market…
“Aidan O’Brien has a fantastic record in the Coral-Eclipse and has entered a team of great quality as well as quantity for the race. It’s been twenty-five-years since a filly last won the Coral-Eclipse but if Minding lines up in the race she will be a popular choice to set that record straight,”
Coral’s support of Eclipse ongoing
Incredibly, this will be the 42nd year of Coral’s sponsorship of the Eclipse Stakes, which is fantastic for the sport, and stands as the longest-running group race support in the world.
Traditionally the first group one contest of the season, the Eclipse is billed as a meeting between the classic generation and the more experienced horses. At last count, we had 34 three-year-old’s with their name in the hat, alongside 32 older horses.