When is the Eclipse Stakes 2021? Start time, prize money and runners

Sandown Park hosts a battle of the generations in the Eclipse Stakes.

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An incredibly small but slick field is expected to tackle the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park.

It’s a battle of the generations with dual French Classic winner St Mark’s Basilica and El Drama set to fly the flag for the three year olds against older Group 1 winners Addeybb and Mishriff.

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The Eclipse Stakes is one of the most valuable races of the Flat season and the Group 1 contest challenges each runner’s speed and stamina over a distance of 1m 2f at the Surrey track.

A string of high-class colts and fillies have won the race since the turn of the 21st Century including Sea The Stars (2009), Golden Horn (2015) and Enable (2019).

It’s all set up to be a thriller with Saudi Cup winner Mishriff vying for favouritism with St Mark’s Basilica in Paddy Power’s betting market.

You can find all the information you need for the Eclipse Stakes below.

Eclipse Stakes Date and Start Time

The Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park is scheduled to get underway at 3.35pm on Saturday July 3.

It’s unclear what the official going will be due to the uncertain weather forecast ahead of the race.

Eclipse Stakes Prize Money

The winner of the Eclipse Stakes will earn connections a cool £340,260. The total prize money on offer for the Group 1 is £600,000.

It’s the most valuable race on Eclipse Day at Sandown Park with £900,000 on offer over the course of the card’s eight renewals.

Eclipse Stakes Runners

The smallest field in a decade will tackle the Eclipse Stakes after just four runners were confirmed after final declarations.

Armory, Japan and Wonderful Tonight were all withdrawn on Thursday morning to leave Addeybb, Mishriff, El Drama and St Mark’s Basilica standing.

Addeybb – 3/1
Mishriff – 6/4
El Drama – 20/1
St Mark’s Basilica – 6/4

*Odds in copy are accurate at time of publishing but subject to change

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