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Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

  • Prize money: £425325
  • 1m 1f 209y
  • Class 1
  • 4 runners
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Coral-Eclipse (Group 1) (British Champions Series)

Runners: 4 runners

Type: Flat Turf

Surface: Turf

Weather: Showers

Evs (Won)

  • Win: £1.73

Form: 1-1111

Last run: 18 days

W: 8st 13lb

3 yo Colt

OR: 123

Form & Verdict

Has done extremely well over 7f/1m and his form figures read 511111; two from two since upped to Group 1 level, winning the Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh and the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot, both on good ground (has won on softer); got the job done emphatically last time and continues to improve at a rate of knots; gives the impression, backed up by pedigree, that he'll be just as effective at this new trip; proving an unstoppable force and commands the utmost respect.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

9th

9

(5)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:05 Ascot

Paddington

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

Ballydoyle colt whose impressive sequence of wins included the Irish 1,000 Guineas, St James's Palace, Eclipse and Sussex; combination of faster ground (good to firm) and the effects of a very busy campaign can excuse his defeat in the International at York when last seen (unable to complete an eight-timer but still ran creditably on the figures); acts on heavy; comes back fresh following a deserved two-month break and remains worthy of great respect; top on ratings.

2/1

3rd

3

(2)

23rd Aug 2023

Good

1m 2f 56y

Class 1

15:35 York

Paddington

9st 1lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

raced in second

8/13

1st

6

(4)

2nd Aug 2023

Good To Soft

1m 0f 0y

Class 1

15:35 Goodwood

Paddington

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: A P O’Brien

made virtually all, took keen hold, joined over 3f out, pushed along and led narrowly against near rail over 1f out, ridden and kept on well final furlong, went clear towards finish

4/9

Form: 1261-1 CD

Last run: 36 days

W: 9st 6lb

4 yo Filly

OR: 120

Form & Verdict

Pulled too hard in last year's King George, the only major blip in her otherwise progressive career; has taken well to a hood since, winning 1m4f Group 1 events at Ascot (good to soft) and Epsom (good to firm), showing a tidy turn of foot in the Coronation Cup latest; gives the impression she'll be just as effective back at 1m2f, and the removal of the headgear is understandable given the return to shorter; very classy filly who is one of the two big contenders lined up for an engrossing showdown.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

7th

9

(8)

29th Jul 2023

Soft

1m 3f 211y

Class 1

15:40 Ascot

Emily Upjohn

9st 6lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Unraced on soft/heavy, acts on any other ground; pulled too hard in this contest 12 months ago, the only major blip in her otherwise progressive career; took well to a hood in next two appearances, showing a tidy turn of foot to win this year's Coronation Cup at Epsom (1m4f) on second occasion; close second to remarkable 3yo Paddington in a thrilling Eclipse at Sandown when dropped back to 1m2f with the headgear removed (it's again missing today); leading claims, provided she settles adequately returned to 1m4f.

9/2

2nd

3

(3)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Emily Upjohn

9st 6lb

J: William Buick

T: John & Thady Gosden

Pulled too hard in last year's King George, the only major blip in her otherwise progressive career; has taken well to a hood since, winning 1m4f Group 1 events at Ascot (good to soft) and Epsom (good to firm), showing a tidy turn of foot in the Coronation Cup latest; gives the impression she'll be just as effective back at 1m2f, and the removal of the headgear is understandable given the return to shorter; very classy filly who is one of the two big contenders lined up for an engrossing showdown.

5/4

1st

5

(1)

2nd Jun 2023

Good

1m 4f 6y

Class 1

15:10 Epsom

Emily Upjohn

8st 13lb

J: Frankie Dettori

T: John & Thady Gosden

Along with Westover, she flopped in last year's King George; highly progressive otherwise and bounced right back with hood fitted at Ascot (1m4f, good to soft) on Champions Day, bagging Group 1 honours against her own sex; unlucky second in the Oaks on this card 12 months ago, having stumbled and lost significant ground at the start; huge player back here.

5/2

OUR TIP

Form: 26-113 D

Last run: 69 days

W: 9st 9lb

5 yo Gelding

OR: 122

Form & Verdict

Better than ever in international Group 1 races (over 1m2f) this year, winning twice in Australia (good/soft) then respectable third in Hong Kong; went close in the 2021 Champion Stakes but finished only sixth in same contest last year, taking record at Group level on home soil to 0-5.

Place /
No / Draw
Date / Going /
Distance / Class
Time + Course Horse + Weight
Jockey / Trainer
Verdict Starting price

1st

2

(2)

1st Apr 2024

Standard To Slow

1m 1f 219y

Class 1

14:55 Kempton (AW)

Dubai Honour

9st 3lb

J: Ryan Moore

T: William Haggas

Globetrotter who has won several Group races internationally, notably two at the top level in Australia; below best when returned to home soil for last two outings in 2023 but this is a big drop back in class; beat all bar Mostahdaf in Group 3 here on sole AW attempt; top on ratings.

6/4

6th

2

(6)

21st Oct 2023

Soft

1m 1f 212y

Class 1

15:45 Ascot

Dubai Honour

9st 7lb

J: James Doyle

T: William Haggas

took keen hold, midfield

28/1

4th

1

(1)

8th Jul 2023

Good

1m 1f 209y

Class 1

15:40 Sandown

Dubai Honour

9st 9lb

J: Tom Marquand

T: William Haggas

Better than ever in international Group 1 races (over 1m2f) this year, winning twice in Australia (good/soft) then respectable third in Hong Kong; went close in the 2021 Champion Stakes but finished only sixth in same contest last year, taking record at Group level on home soil to 0-5.

10/1

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Payout
Exacta £27.00
Straight Forecast £25.30
Trifecta £78.00

Selections

TOPSPEED:

Paddington

SPOTLIGHT:

Emily Upjohn

The Times:

Paddington

Telegraph:

Paddington

The Guardian:

Paddington

Daily Mail:

Paddington

Daily Mirror:

Paddington

The Sun:

Paddington

Daily Record:

Paddington

RP RATINGS:

Emily Upjohn

POSTDATA:

Emily Upjohn

NEWMARKET:

Emily Upjohn

D Express:

Emily Upjohn

The Star:

Emily Upjohn