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Coral Eclipse Odds – Odds-On for Another City Of Troy Success

Looking set to be the first Derby winner since 2015 to take part in the Coral Eclipse, City Of Troy is a hot favourite to claim back-to-back Group 1s and defeat his elders on Saturday, 6th July. Just like his Epsom-winning predecessors in Golden Horn and Sea The Stars, he is a warm order and strongly odds-on at a best price of 2/7 to win the historic contest.

His main market rivals were set to be Passenger and White Birch until both met with setbacks in the build-up. As such, the rest of the market has a much more open feel to it.

The remainder of the field are all available at each-way prices. Three-year-olds Dancing Gemini and Ghostwriter are next in at 13/2 and 7/1 respectively; both have finished in the first four of French Classics this season, with the former a runner-up in the French 2000 Guineas and the latter fourth in the French Derby. This trip looks the pair’s optimum.

The remaining quintet in the line-up are headed from a betting perspective by recent Hampton Court Stakes winner Jayarebe. Brian Meehan’s charge has won twice this term in Pattern company and beat a deep field during his Royal Ascot triumph. He can be backed at 20/1.

Former top level scorer Al Riffa is a best-priced 25/1 next in the market. His Group 1 success came as a juvenile, while has has been fourth and sixth in France and the US in that sphere in 2024. See The Fire and Stay Alert are bigger outsiders at 66/1 and 80/1 respectively, with City Of Troy’s likely pacemaker Hans Andersen a general 100/1 to slip the field from the front.

Eclipse Stakes Odds

HorseTrainerBest Odds
City Of TroyAidan O’Brien2/7
Dancing GeminiRoger Teal13/2
GhostwriterClive Cox7/1
JayarebeBrian Meehan20/1
Al RiffaJoseph O’Brien25/1
BAR 66/1