Sandown Park

  • 15:50 Coral-Eclipse 1m 2f 7y

  • Winner £241,018 2nd £91,375 3rd £45,730 4th £22,780
  • Going: Good to Firm, Firm in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 2m 4.35s
  • Off time: 15:51:07
15:50 Sandown Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Al Kazeem 15/8
2nd Declaration Of War (USA) 4/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (2) 22/1-111 Royal Blue and White diamonds, White sleeves, Royal Blue armlets, quartered cap Al Kazeem 17
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
5 9-7 R Charlton James Doyle 126 15/82.88
2 (6) 411-151 Emerald Green and White check, striped sleeves, Emerald Green cap Declaration Of War (USA) 18
Distance Winner
4 9-7 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 118 4/15.00
3 (3) 0-21435 White, Red sash, Red and White striped cap Miblish 17
Distance Winner
4 9-7 t C E Brittain R Hughes 116 66/167.00
4 (1) 1425-12 Royal Blue, White epaulets, striped cap Mukhadram 17
Course and Distance Winner
4 9-7 W J Haggas P Hanagan 125 15/28.50
5 (4) 1314-10 White, orange star, orange sleeves, white armlets, orange cap Pastorius (GER) 48
Distance Winner
4 9-7 M Hofer O Peslier 122 12/113.00
6 (7) 32123-3 Pink, Grey sash The Fugue 17
Distance Winner
4 9-4 J H M Gosden W Buick 116 5/16.00
7 (5) 1-663 Royal blue, orange disc, striped sleeves and cap Mars (IRE) 18
3 8-10 h A P O'Brien R L Moore 117 9/25.50


Declaration Of War came right back to his best when landing the Queen Anne Stakes and has won over a longer trip, though seems best at a mile. His stamina will certainly be tested here if Mukhadram adopts the same tactics as in the Prince Of Wales's Stakes when only AL KAZEEM was able to run him down. That was a second a successive Group 1 triumph for Roger Charlton's much-improved five-year-old and he will relish the stiff finish here so is hard to oppose. The Fugue was held up too far off the pace at Ascot and is expected to finish closer here, however, while Mario Hofer is convinced he has Pastorius back to his best. The German challenger has won three times at the highest level and is no mug. Neither is Ballydoyle's supposed second string Mars, who may well have been placed in the Derby at Epsom had he not been knocked sideways when starting his run. He was also hampered when third in the St James's Palace Stakes and it would be no surprise if 1m2f proved his optimum distance. Miblish is generally found out in this grade.