Coral-Eclipse 2024 preview and tip

The Group one 1m2f Coral-Eclipse is due off at 3.35 on Saturday at Sandown Park and Derby
winner City Of Troy is unsurprisingly odds-on. He put his disappointing run in the 2,000 Guineas behind him storming to victory at Epsom and looks a pretty good thing here hence the price of 1-3! Hans Anderson is clearly present for pace-making duties and with quick ground and this stiff finish over a mile-and-a-quarter likely to play to the strengths of the jolly he is impossible to oppose but also unbackable at the odds. Dancing Gemini looked a non-stayer over the trip in the Derby when sixth behind City Of Troy; you would expect the colt will be better suited to this distance today. It was a good effort when second in the French 2,000 Guineas but connections would surely be happier with the word soft in the going description. Ghostwriter has finished fourth in both the 2,000 Guineas and 1m2½f French Derby this term already and Clive Cox is surely hoping the firmer under hoof conditions will enable the colt to show his turn of foot to better effect than he was able to in France. Owner Jeff Smith also has See The Fire lining up. Trained by Andrew Balding she is one of the Dirty Dozen for the season and I backed her in the 1,000 Guineas where she was a slightly disappointing twelfth. She was then fifth in the G.1 Coronation Stakes over the mile at Ascot going well enough around two out, she didn’t quite have the speed to go with them when the taps were turned on but stayed on under pressure inside the final furlong. I said at the start of the year don’t be surprised if she is running over further by the summer and here we are. She actually doesn’t have that much to find on most of these on official ratings and gets all the allowances as a three-year-old filly. With eight-runners you can bet each-way the first three and at 66-1 that is what I have done Thursday afternoon.