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