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Sandown Park – Group 1 Coral-Eclipse: DOM’S NAP | Saturday’s Best Bet

Can William Haggas’s gelding add another Group 1 to his tally in Saturday’s Coral-Eclipse?



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Sandown Park: ADDEYBB | 3:35pm Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) | Dom’s Pick
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The eyes of the racing world turn to Sandown Park on Saturday afternoon in what kickstarts a fantastic day of sport in England.

Sandown Park Races General
Who will write their name into racing folklore in the Coral-Eclipse this Saturday?

Only four head for the Coral-Eclipse, but a fascinating affair lies in wait regardless and we’re siding with the experienced Addeybb to prove too strong for this field under Tom Marquand.


William Haggas’s battle-hardened gelding has not finished outside of the top two in his last 11 outings and the consistent son of Pivotal comes up against a couple of young pretenders here.

William Haggas
Can William Haggas strike once again in the Coral-Eclipse as he did in 2014?

He showed no signs of slowing down when winning his second Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick back in April and has been given plenty of time to get over his exploits Down Under.

Plenty of rain has been forecast but even if conditions aren’t as deep as he’d like, he’s still shown good enough form on a slightly quicker surface, especially when winning on his only previous appearance at the Esher track.

John and Thady Gosden at Royal Ascot
John & Thady Gosden bid for a third win in four renewals of the Coral-Eclipse on Saturday afternoon

Weekend rival St Mark’s Basilica gets 9lbs off the selection and is another who is reliant in slower ground but his handler doesn’t have the best record in this race of late, while Mishriff ‘s best form comes outside of England so is worth taking on at the prices.

Dominic Chapman is senior content writer at Low6 with a passion for horse racing. He provides a NAP and NB every day throughout the week on selected National Hunt and Flat cards in both Britain and Ireland. Additionally, he hosts the Paddock Picks Podcast with former Welsh Grand National-winning pilot, Charlie Poste - the pair interviewing and discussing current racing topics with a special guest every week.