Saturday 2nd July – Sandown
2000m – 4th race – 4.45pm
It’s a spectacular version of Coral-Eclipse and one we’re set to experience at the Sandown rink this Saturday: in particular, the challenge of the French 3-year-old Vadeni, fresh from a win at the Prix du Jockey Club, and the launch of the English champions is generating huge interest. Aga Khan’s standard bearer He was supplemented (at a cost of £50,000) to take part in this race after scrambling his peers at Chantilly: a display of power that naturally “tickled” the imagination of all admirers. To win against the older ones – Eclipse is the first, important intergenerational clash of the season – you have to be a top-level 3-year-old, and from what we saw in the French Derby, Vadeny has all the credentials. Prove yourself to be so.
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Native Trial, 2000 Irish Guineas after 2nd at Epsom, 3 other years that accepted the comparison: here, in addition to the older ones, he faces the test of distance, having run so far in the mile, and the Sandown track offers no discounts in this respect.
Bay Bridge, Alankar, Mishrif and Lord North all Gr. 1 is race winners and lift Technical rate This great experiment.
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