Golden Horn 4-11 for Coral-Eclipse victory as five are declared for Sandown showpiece
The Investec Derby winner Golden Horn is 4-11 favourite with the sponsor for Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse, after five runners were declared for the Sandown Group One today. Last year’s Prix Du Jockey Club winner The Grey Gatsby is 7-2 second favourite, with the Aidan O’Brien-trained Cougar Mountain next at 12-1.
Coral are also betting on what Golden Horn’s winning distance might be, and go 5-4 that it’s more than two lengths, and 2-1 that he wins by two lengths or less, while on the supporting card, Mecca’s Angel is 11-4 favourite for the Coral Charge, ahead of Waady at 3-1, and Basem and Sahaafy share favouritism for the Coral Challenge at 9-2.
“The Coral-Eclipse was always meant to be the first clash of the generations over the middle-distances, and this year’s renewal lives up to that billing, with this season’s Derby hero taking on a top class elder horse in The Grey Gatsby. Punters have sided with Golden Horn all week, and we have taken numerous four-figure bets on Frankie Dettori’s mount, who will start one of the shortest priced favourites we have seen in the 40 years of our sponsorship,” said Coral’s David Stevens.
4-11 Golden Horn, 7-2 The Grey Gatsby, 12 Cougar Mountain, 14 Western Hymn, 66 Tullius
**Golden Horn winning distance
5-4 Over two lengths, 2-1 Two lengths or under
11-4 Mecca’s Angel, 3 Waady, 6 Salt Island, 8 Wind Fire, 10 Kingsgate Native, 14 Stepper Point, 16 Katawi, Son Of Africa, 18 Spirit Quartz, 25 Iffanesia, 33 Beacon, 50 Dutch Masterpiece
9-2 Basem, Sahaafy, 6 Spark Plug, 8 Halation, 12 Ifwecan, Jacob Black, 14 Master Carpenter, Mister Universe, You’re Fired, 20 Fire Ship, Gabrial’s Kaka, Munaaser, Tournament, 22 Barye, 25 Baltic Knight, 33 Boomshackerlacker, Melvin The Grate,
**Bet365 Lancashire Oaks
9-2 Miss Marjurie, 5 Arabian Comet, Jordan Princess, 11-2 Lady Tiana, 6 Queen Of Ice, 8 Ballybacka Queen, 10 Criteria, 16 Lustrous, 20 Amaze Me, Dark Crusader, Momentus
**Bet365 Old Newton Cup
9-2 Penhill, 5 Battersea, 8 Mighty Yar, Watersmeet, 10 Elbereth, 11 Kinema, 12 Great Hall, 16 Excellent Result, Farquhar, Gabrial’s Star, Notarised, 20 Gabrial’s King, Windshear, 25 John Reel, 33 Nancy From Nairobi, Saoi, 40 Lungarno Palace *Reserves 10 Curbyourenthusiasm, 16 Apetrix,
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David Stevens 07720 400438