Sunday Stunners – Best Bets on Coral-Eclipse Day at Sandown
Horse Racing Tips
What a weekend. Following hot on the heels of the Derby and Oaks, Enable makes her return in the Coral-Eclipse.
Our experts have studied the form and come up with their best horse racing tips on the card at Sandown.
LAZULI (1.50 Sandown, 5f Group 3)
This Godolphin runner looks a rock-solid favourite given that he won a Listed race over this course and distance by three and a half lengths on his last start.
The runner-up in that race went on to finish a good second at Royal Ascot so the form has been boosted and Lazuli has had just five career starts so should still be improving.
Should break his duck at Group level en route to bigger things.
MONTATHAM (3.00 Sandown, 1m handicap)
Looks good value to reverse form with his Royal Ascot conqueror Dark Vision. On that occasion in the Royal Hunt Cup, Dark Vision had a far more favourable than Montatham, who was forced to race wide of the main pack and on the unfavoured part of the track.
Suspicion is he will get a lot closer to Dark Vision here and Jim Crowly, who perhaps knows him better than Dane O’Neill, is back on board.
JAPAN (3.35 Sandown, 1m2f Group 1)
The Queen of racing Enable is back. Favourite to win this race for the second year in a row, her competition is far tougher this time around and she could struggle to come out on top against fellow Group 1 winners Ghaiyyath and Japan, who will be carrying my money.
He looked sluggish on his return at Royal Ascot after missing the break and being forced to race wide but he is expected to improve for that run.
His Juddmonte International success over Crystal Ocean reads well and he can gun down Ghaiyyath late on..
MAGNY COURS (4.05 Sandown, 1m2f Listed)
Not often Andre Fabre sends horses over to England outside of the big meetings so it must be noted that Magny Cours makes the trip across the Channel here.
He beat Persian King on his return to action in a Listed race at Chantilly last month and the runner-up has since gone on to score at Group 2 level.
That suggests Magny Cours’ farm is by far the strongest in this race and he should have enough in the tank to win providing his travels have not left a mark.