Last year’s Coral-Eclipse was won by Golden Horn
PICTURE: Edward Whitaker (racingpost.com/photos)
By Jon Lees 10:20AM 2 JUL 2016
THE GOING on the course for the Coral-Eclipse was changed to good to soft all round on Saturday after a sharp shower on Friday night.
Clerk of the course Andrew Cooper made a slight adjustment to the official ground description on the round course, which had been good in places, but said there remained some good areas. The going on the straight course is soft (good to soft in places).
“I could show you some good ground out there but taking all things into account after a little bit of rain yesterday evening and having moved onto fresh ground I am just going to call it good to soft,” Cooper said.
“There was a sharpish shower here at 8pm which produced a millimetre and we ended up with 2mm on the day.
“There is no immediate sign of rain but there is the chance of some light passing showers during the day. Temperatures are set to be 19/20C maximum.”
The Gurkha is proving solid in the betting and is evens on the Betfair Exchange to win the Coral-Eclipse, while Time Test is next in the market at a shade under 4-1.
My Dream Boat, who won last month’s Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot, has proved relatively weak in the early betting skirmishes on Saturday morning and can be backed at 11-2. It is 10-1 bar that trio.