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Derby Hero Masar Set For Eclipse At Sandown

Masar Is Heading To Sandown Park
Masar Is Heading To Sandown Park

Charlie Appleby has today confirmed that Derby winner Masar will head to Sandown for the Eclipse on his first start since Epsom glory.

The Godolphin trained colt scooted to victory in the Derby earlier this month but plans to head to the Curragh for the Irish version have been shelved in favour of heading to the Esher track.

The Group 1 contest at Sandown will see the son of New Approach drop back in trip to 10 furlongs which is expected to suit after his Epsom efforts. The three-year-old was a winner of the Craven Stakes at Newmarket at a mile earlier this term before a 3rd place finish in the 2000 Guineas on the Rowley Mile, proving he is a horse with plenty of speed.

The step up to 12 furlongs in the Derby clearly suited Masar but a trip to Sandown is likely to prove a slightly easier option than taking on the Ballydoyle squad at the Curragh.

Masar, who will need to be supplemented for the Eclipse, is likely to take on old rival Roaring Lion with the pair of classic colts currently at the head of the market. The Dante winner ran a stormer when 3rd in the Derby itself and the feeling is that the John Gosden trained horse will benefit from the drop back in trip which could see the pair of them closely matched on July 7th.

All eyes will be on Masar though as Godolphin look to kick on with one of the most important horses they have ever had the pleasure of owning. There are signs of a fightback against old rivals Coolmore and if Masar can add another Group 1 at 1m2f, the future will look bright from a number of angles.

Coral Eclipse Betting - Click To Bet
Masar 2/1
Roaring Lion 5/2
Benbatl 8/1
Cracksman 8/1
Saxon Warrior 8/1
Poet's Word 10/1
Cliffs Of Moher 10/1
Hawkbill 12/1
Crystal Ocean 14/1
Gustav Klimt 14/1
Addeybb 16/1
Eminent 16/1
Elarqam 16/1
Without Parole 16/1
Happily 20/1
Nelson 20/1
Mendelssohn 20/1
Key Victory 20/1
Magical 20/1
Clemmie 20/1
Taareef 20/1
Rostropovich 20/1
Olmedo 20/1
Forest Ranger 20/1
Forever Together 20/1
September 25/1
The Pentagon 25/1
Mildenberger 25/1
Idaho 25/1
Almodovar 25/1
Delano Roosevelt 25/1
Knight To Behold 33/1
Hey Gaman 33/1
Morando 33/1
Crossed Baton 33/1
Could It Be Love 33/1
Fabricate 33/1
Magic Wand 33/1
Zabeel Prince 33/1
Desert Encounter 40/1
Zabriskie 40/1
Kew Gardens 40/1
James Cook 40/1
Yucatan 40/1
Threeandfourpence 50/1
War Decree 50/1
Raymond Tusk 50/1
Merlin Magic 50/1
Flag Of Honour 50/1
Bye Bye Baby 50/1
Kenya 66/1
Stephensons Rocket 66/1
Chief Ironside 100/1
Glendevon 100/1
Odds correct as of 13/06/18 13:27:39. Odds are subject to change.
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