Saturday racing tips: Coral-Eclipse trends live on ITV at 3.35pm
John Gosden’s dual Arc winner has THREE major negatives to overcome to land the Group 1 prize.
Firstly, this has been a shocking race for fillies and mares. You have to go back to 1992 for the last time a female crossed the line in front.
And some absolute crackers have tried too — with the likes of Bosra Sham and Ouija Board coming up short.
Worry number two is the lack of a recent run. You can take the Eclipse first time out but only Nathaniel back in 2012 has pulled off that feat in the past decade.
And finally Enable has yet to land a win over the race distance of 1m2f. The past six winners had managed that and eight of the most recent 10.
So if Frankie’s not on the winner, who is going to eclipse the rest of the field?
Zabeel Prince is the other one without a distance win, while Mustashry is too old at six.
There has been just one recent victor at a double-figure price which must cast major doubts over rags Danceteria and Hunting Horn.
Magical ticks most of the boxes but has the back record of females to overcome. That leaves us with a battle between Regal Reality and TELECASTER.
The latter flopped in the Derby when the combination of the 1m4f trip and difficult track proved too much.
He had earlier won the Dante at York over this distance and is highly rated by the shrewd Hughie Morrison.