Coral-Eclipse runner-by-runner guide as Vadeni faces 5 rivals at Sandown on Saturday

A small but select field for the 1m2f epic.

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French Derby winner Vadeni headlines a star-studded field of six horses declared for the 2022 Coral-Eclipse.

Vadeni, who has been supplemented at a cost of £50,000, heads into Saturday’s 3.35pm at Sandown on a hat-trick after scoring in the Prix de Guiche before routing his rivals in the French Derby earlier this month.

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Native Trail is the only other member of the Classic generation gunning for Group 1 glory as Charlie Appleby steps his Irish 2000 Guineas hero up in trip, while Bay Bridge attempts to land a maiden Group 1 victory after falling short at Royal Ascot. Alenquer, Dubai Honour, Lord North and Mishriff complete the field.

You’ll find a runner-by-runner guide to the six horses plus Timeform’s 2022 Coral-Eclipse tips below.

Coral-Eclipse runners

Alenquer

Trainer: William Haggas Jockey: Tom Marquand Age: 4 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 6

Very smart colt who made it 2-3 this term with gutsy success in Tattersalls Gold Cup at the Curragh 41 days ago by neck from High Definition. Versatile sort and shouldn’t be underestimated.

***

Bay Bridge

Trainer: Sir Michael Stoute Jockey: Ryan Moore Age: 4 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 2

High-class colt who returned with most impressive 5-length win in Brigadier Gerard over C&D. Failed to build on that when odds-on second in Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot 17 days ago but he remains with potential back on easier ground.

****

Lord North

Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: James Doyle Age: 6 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 1

Very smart gelding. Left at start (blindfold removed after several attempts) when last of 5 to State of Rest in Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot 17 days ago. Should get back on track here.

***

Mishriff

Trainer: John & Thady Gosden Jockey: David Egan Age: 5 Weight: 9st 9lbs Draw: 3

Top-class colt who recorded a third Group 1 win in imperious style in Juddmonte at York last August. Tailed-off last in Saudi Cup at King Abdulaziz on his return in February but he’s the sort to bounce back.

***

Native Trail

Trainer: Charlie Appleby Jockey: William Buick Age: 3 Weight: 8st 13lbs Draw: 5

Unbeaten in his first 5 starts before going down by ¾ length to stablemate Coroebus in 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. Comfortably landed Irish equivalent at the Curragh since and he can’t be dismissed now stepping up to 1m2f.

****

Vadeni

Trainer: Jean-Claude Rouget Jockey: Christophe Soumillon Age: 3 Weight: 8st 13lbs Draw: 4

Fast improving French colt who proved something of a revelation when easily landing Prix du Jockey Club at Chantilly by 5 lengths from El Bodegon, quickening clear final 1f. The one to beat.

*****

Coral-Eclipse tips

Timeform: None can be ruled out in a fascinating Eclipse yet it’s hard to side against VADENI who was a sparkling winner of the Prix du Jockey Club and can reward connections’ decision to supplement him for £50 000 in the week. Bay Bridge saw his winning spree ended at Royal Ascot but shouldn’t be written off provided ground conditions remain with some ease, while high-class miler Native Trail can’t be discounted now he steps up in trip and it would come as no surprise to see Mishriff bounce back.

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