Who Will Win The Coral Eclipse 2022? Pros and Cons For The Runners

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The Coral Eclispe 2022 runners for this Saturday’s big Sandown Park race will be chasing a monster payout – with £448,363 going to the winner. And we are all set for a mouth-watering affair with the French Derby winner, Vadeni and the recent Irish 2000 Guineas hero, Native Trail, two of the leading names for Saturday’s lucrative contest.

Here at SportsLens, we take a look at the 2022 Coral Eclipse runners and assess their chances ahead of this weekend’s big Sandown Park Group One contest.

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Coral Eclipse 2022 Runners – Pros and Cons

Vadeni silksVADENI @ 15/8 with BetUK
Trainer: J-C Rouget
Jockey: Christophe Soumillon
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
Form: 13-511

Pros: Likely favourite for the 2022 Coral Eclipse and connections must feel confident after stumping up £50,000 to supplement him this week. Easy winner of the French Derby this season too and stays further than this 1m2f trip, which will be an asset up the Sandown hill. Being a 3 year-old will also get a handy 10lbs from the older horses, plus a 3 year-old has won 4 of the last 7 renewals.

Cons: First run against the older horses, which is always a new test for the 3 year-olds in this race, while it will also be his debut race outside France. The last 29 Coral Eclipse winners have ALL been trained in the UK or Ireland.

Native Trail silksNATIVE TRAIL @ 3/1 with BetUK
Trainer: Charlie Appleby
Jockey: William Buick
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
Form: 11-121

Pros: Impressive winner of the Irish 2000 Guineas last time out at the Curragh over a mile and has now won 6 of his 7 starts. His only defeat (2nd) came in the English 2000 Guineas to stablemate – Coroebus – but the form of that race has been franked since with the winner landing the St James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot. Is also a past course winner at Sandown and owned by Godolphin, who has won this race 6 times.

Cons: Is racing beyond a mile for the first time in his career, so lasting the longer 1m2f trip is an unknown. Breeding suggests the trip will be hit or miss, while the horse would also like better ground so any rain in the build-up to the race would be a negative.

Bay Bridge silksBAY BRIDGE @ 7/2 with BetUK
Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute
Jockey: Richard Kingscote
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
Form: 111-12

Pros: Bolted up over this course and distance in the Brigadier Gerard Stakes back in May – winning by an impressive 5 lengths. Beaten favourite next time in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot (2nd), but his trainer – Sir Michael Stoute – said he was still happy with that run. The yard also have a top record in this race with 6 previous wins.

Cons: Billed as one of the Royal Ascot ‘bankers’ last time but found it hard to peg back State Of Rest in that G1 Prince Of Wales’s Stakes. Looked a tad one-paced, so many feel he’s already looking for a step up in trip to 1m4f.

Alenquer silksALENQUER @ 6/1 with BetUK
Trainer: William Haggas
Jockey: Tom Marquand
Age: 4
Weight: 9-9
Form: 29-161

Pros: Hails from the in-form William Haggas yard, who won this race in 2014 (Mukhadram). Heads here in fine fettle too after winning the G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh in May. The form of that race has been boosted too, with the third – State Of Rest – winning the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot and beating Bay Bridge. His form around this 1m2f trip is excellent 1-2-1-1.

Cons: Rated 120, so one of the higher-rated in the field, but does have to also give away 10lbs to the 3 year-olds. Was beaten 6l by Mishriff in the Juddmonte International at York last season, so on that form could be vulnerable.

Mishriff silksMISHRIFF @ 15/2 with BetUK
Trainer: John & Thady Gosden
Jockey: David Egan
Age: 5
Weight: 9-9
Form: 3214-0

Pros: Is the top-rated horse in the field (125) and banked just over £11million in total prize money. Bolted up in the G1 Juddemonte International at York last season – beating Alenquer by 6 lengths – in a very fast time. Plus, hails from the powerful John Gosden yard that have won this race 4 times in the last 10 years.

Cons: Classy on his day, but has turned into a bit of an ‘in-and-out’ performer with just one win from his last five now. Needs to also bounce back from being a well-beaten favourite in the Saudi Cup last time (Feb) and has to give 10lbs away to the 3 year-olds.

Lord North silksLORD NORTH @ 17/1 with BetUK
Trainer: John & Thady Gosden
Jockey: James Doyle
Age: 6
Weight: 9-9
Form: 1-2145

Pros: Another from the John Gosden camp – who have four wins in the race since 2012. Is also a three-time Group One winner over the years, with the most recent a top success in the Dubai Turf at Meydan in March.

Cons: Last seen being well beaten by State Of Rest (and Bay Bridge) in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot (7 lengths) and being another of the older horses has to give weight away to the 3 year-olds. Only run here at Sandown also saw him finish last of 8 in a Listed contest in 2019. Oh, and the last 6 year-old to win the race was in 1886!

Coral Eclipse 2022 Odds and Runners Probability Of Winning

Coral Eclipse Horse Latest Odds Win Probability Bookmaker
VADENI 15/8 35% BetUK logo
NATIVE TRAIL 3/1 25% BetUK logo
BAY BRIDGE 7/2 22% BetUK logo
ALENQUER 6/1 14% BetUK logo
MISHRIFF 15/2 12% BetUK logo
LORD NORTH 17/1 5.5% BetUK logo

All odds correct as of 08:44 BST on Sat, 2nd July and subject to change

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What Time Is The 2022 Coral Eclipse?

🕙Time: 3:35pm (UK time)
📅Date: Saturday 2nd July 2022
🏇Racecourse: Sandown Park
💰 Winner: £448,363
📺 TV: RacingTV, ITV

Coral Eclipse Trends and Stats

Help find the winner of this Saturday’s 2022 Coral Eclipse using our key trends and stats

  • 20/20 – Won by a horse aged 5 or younger
  • 16/20 – Had at least 2 runs already that season
  • 16/20 – Won by a previous Group One winner
  • 16/20 – Placed favourites
  • 15/20 – Placed in their last race
  • 14/20 – Raced between 2 and 3 times that season
  • 11/20 – Raced at Royal Ascot last time out (three won there)
  • 10/20 – Favourites that won
  • 6/20 – Won by an Irish-trained horse
  • 5/20 – Raced in the Epsom Derby that season
  • 5/20 – Trained by Aidan O’Brien
  • 4/20 – Trained by John Gosden (4 of last 10)
  • 7 of the last 15 winners won last time out
  • 2 of the last 13 Derby winners of that season went onto win the race
  • The last 6 year-old to win the race was in 1886
  • The average winning SP in the last 20 runnings is 4/1
  • 14 of out the last 17 winners had run in the previous 30 days
  • 13 out of the last 17 winners were Group 1 winners
  • 16 of the last 17 winners came from the first four in the betting
  • 15 out of the last 17 winners had won over 1m 2f or further

Other Eclipse Stakes Trainer Stats

  • Aidan O’Brien won the race in 2021, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002 & 2000
  • Sir Michael Stoute won the race in 2007, 2001, 1997, 1994, 1993 & 2017
  • Godolphin-owned horses have won the race in 2004, 1998, 1996, 1995, 2016 & 2020
  • Trainer John Gosden has won 4 of the last 10 runnings

Recent Coral Eclipse Winners

  • 2021 – St Mark’s Basilica (Evs fav)
  • 2020 – Ghaiyyath (9/4)
  • 2019 – Enable (4/6 fav)
  • 2018 – Roaring Lion (7/4 fav)
  • 2017 – Ulysses (8/1)
  • 2016 – Hawkbill (6/1)
  • 2015 – Golden Horn (4/9 fav)
  • 2014 – Mukhadram (14/1)
  • 2013 – Al Kazeem (15/8 fav)
  • 2012 – Nathaniel (7/2)
  • 2011 – So You Think (4/11 fav)
  • 2010 – Twice Over (13/8 fav)
  • 2009 – Sea The Stars (4/7 fav)
  • 2008 – Mount Nelson (7/2)
  • 2007 – Notnowcato (7/1)
  • 2006 –David Junior (9/4)
  • 2005 –Oratorio (12/1)
  • 2004 –Refuse To Bend (15/2)
  • 2003 –Falbrav (8/1)
  • 2002 – Hawk Wing (8/15 fav)

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Sandown Coral-Eclipse Race Time and Schedule (Sat 2nd July 22)

  • 1:50 – Coral Charge (Group 3) (Registered As The Sprint Stakes) Cl1 (3yo+) 5f ITV
  • 2:25 – Coral Challenge (Handicap) Cl2 (3yo+) 1m ITV
  • 3:00 – Coral Distaff (Listed Race) Cl1 (3yo) 1m ITV
  • 3:35 – Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) (British Champions Series) Cl1 (3yo+) 1m2f ITV
  • 4:10 – Coral Proud To Support British Racing Handicap Cl2 (3yo+ 0-100) 1m2f RTV
  • 4:45 – Coral Handicap Cl4 (3yo 0-80) 1m2f RTV
  • 5:20 – Coral ‘Beaten-By-A-Length’ Free Bet Handicap Cl3 (3yo+ 0-95) 5f RTV

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