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2022 Coral-Eclipse Stakes Preview, Trends & Analysis

Published: Jul 3, 11:51am Last Updated: Jul 5, 2:16pm Horse Racing 0 Comments 672 Views

2022 Eclipse Stakes Preview

Named after the 18th-century racehorse Eclipse, this Group 1 race is run over one mile, one furlong and two-hundred nine yards (2,002m) and is open to runners who are aged three years old or older. Established in 1886, the race takes place in July of each year at Sandown and is currently sponsored by Coral.

The Eclipse runners run off 8-11 if they are 3yo runners and 9-7 if they are older with fillies and mares receiving a 3lb allowance. There have been some top-class runners who have achieved victory in this race, in recent times the likes of Golden Horn, Roaring Lion and the wonder filly Enable.

We also have a dedicated Sandown Betting Picks page that will cover this race as well as all of the other races on the day of the race, see which runners the OLBG racing tipsters are predicting to win this race and the others on the cards.

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the John M Oxx trained Sea The Stars ridden by Mick Kinane who has set the fastest winning time in the Eclipse Stakes, the runner won the race in a time of 2:03.40 that was set when winning the race in 2009. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer A P O'Brien and jockey Mick Kinane with Hawk Wing who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 2:13.34 in the 2002 renewal.

These are the top three quickest run Eclipse Stakes over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2009 - Sea The Stars (2:03.40)
  • 2017 - Ulysses (2:03.49)
  • 2018 - Roaring Lion (2:04.04)

How competitive is the Eclipse Stakes market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2010 when the race had an over-round of 98%. The race in 2003 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 129%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Eclipse Stakes, the over-round has been 114% that means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £114 which is bet.

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Eclipse Stakes next time out then you would have back a total of 6 winners. Backing all 19 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -0.59. Remember to bookmark the racing tips page so you can get easy access to the OLBG racing picks on a daily basis.

Eclipse Stakes Past Ten Winners

Here are the past 10 winners of the Eclipse Stakes. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall which the horse came from and also the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Eclipse Stakes as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
St Marks Basilica
3yo 8-11 (1 of 4) 1/1F
Ryan Moore
A P O'Brien
5yo 9-3 (6 of 7) 9/4
William Buick
Charlie Appleby
5yo 9-4 (8 of 8) 4/6F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
Roaring Lion
3yo 8-11 (7 of 7) 7/4F
Oisin Murphy
John Gosden
4yo 9-7 (6 of 9) 8/1
Jim Crowley
Sir Michael Stoute
3yo 8-10 (3 of 7) 6/1
William Buick
Charlie Appleby
Golden Horn
3yo 8-10 (1 of 5) 4/9F
Frankie Dettori
John Gosden
5yo 9-7 (10 of 9) 14/1
Paul Hanagan
William Haggas
Al Kazeem
5yo 9-7 (2 of 7) 15/8F
James Doyle
Roger Charlton
4yo 9-7 (4 of 9) 7/2
William Buick
John Gosden

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Eclipse Stakes have been based:

  • GB: 14 winners with an additional 21 placings from 115 runners
  • IRE: 6 winners with an additional 8 placings from 36 runners
  • ITY: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • FR: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • GER: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • SAF: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • JPN: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Eclipse Stakes Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Eclipse Stakes over the last 20 renewals is A P O'Brien who has won the race 5 times. Those 5 winners came from Hawk Wing (2002), Oratorio (2005), Mount Nelson (2008), So You Think (2011) & St Marks Basilica (2021). Other trainers who have recorded multiple wins in the Eclipse Stakes are John Gosden (4 wins), Sir Michael Stoute (2 wins) & Charlie Appleby (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Eclipse Stakes trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
A P O'Brien 34-5-12 -11.30 -11.32
John Gosden 12-4-6 -1.64 -2.61
Sir Michael Stoute 17-2-7 +0.00 +0.12
Charlie Appleby 3-2-2 +7.25 +4.16
Saeed bin Suroor 7-1-2 +1.50 -0.73
Roger Charlton 6-1-2 -3.12 -2.52
William Haggas 3-1-1 +12.00 +7.40
Brian Meehan 3-1-2 +0.25 +9.85
Roger Varian 5-0-0 -5.00 -4.00
David Elsworth 5-0-0 -5.00 -5.00

Eclipse Stakes Jockey Statistics

There are two leading jockeys in the Eclipse Stakes over the last 20 renewals with both Frankie Dettori & William Buick who have both won the race 3 times. Frankie Dettori winners have been with Refuse To Bend (2004), Golden Horn (2015) & Enable (2019). William Buick winners have been with Nathaniel (2012), Hawkbill (2016) & Ghaiyyath (2020). The only other jockey to have recorded multiple wins in the Eclipse Stakes is Ryan Moore (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Eclipse Stakes jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Rides, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Frankie Dettori 11-3-6 +0.61 -0.87
William Buick 8-3-3 +6.75 +2.26
Ryan Moore 14-2-6 -4.00 -4.78
Jamie Spencer 5-1-2 -1.75 -1.71
Oisin Murphy 5-1-1 -2.25 -2.91
Seamie Heffernan 5-1-2 -3.33 -2.68
Jim Crowley 4-1-1 +5.00 +1.80
James Doyle 4-1-2 -1.12 -1.10
Tom Queally 4-1-2 -1.37 +0.12
Paul Hanagan 2-1-1 +13.00 +7.40

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): ,1,2,8,2,5,2,2,1,1,1,2,1,6,1,2,4,1,1,2,1

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well.

  • 20 / 20 (63%) - No bigger than 14/1
  • 20 / 20 (79%) - Finished in first five (LTO)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Previously won a Group race
  • 19 / 20 (64%) - Within first five of market
  • 19 / 20 (69%) - Previously placed in a G1
  • 19 / 20 (74%) - 3+ Career wins
  • 19 / 20 (79%) - 4+ placings on turf
  • 18 / 20 (69%) - Avoid Irish bred Dams
  • 18 / 20 (78%) - Ran in a field of 6-13 (LTO)
  • 17 / 20 (61%) - Ideally 6+ career placings

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Sandown racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Eclipse Stakes. Did you know that we have an OLBG Betting School section on OLBG? It is a place to help you improve your betting experience with articles like the How to Find Winners - 101 Tips to Choose A Winning Horse Racing Bet.

Are you a member on OLBG? If not, then why not! With over £6,000 given away each month in the tipster competition, why not get involved? Remember, It is completely FREE! So, head over to the registration page to sign up today! If you are already a member, then why share your thoughts on the Eclipse Stakes by adding a tip on the race here.

Eclipse Stakes Trend Analysis

The trend factor which has produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +8.67 is when runners carried 126lbs when last winning. The worst performing factor which has failed to produce a single winner is when runners had 1 career place over the trip, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-24.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2021: Winner in 1 () [4 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 6 (3) [7 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 8 (7,4) [8 Runners]
  • 2018: Winner in 7 (2) [7 Runners]
  • 2017: Winner in 6 (4,8) [9 Runners]

The course which has produced the most winners of the Eclipse Stakes is Ascot, there has been a total number of 12 winners of this race who ran at Ascot last time out. The next best course which has produced the second most winners is Epsom, there has been a total number of 4 winners of this race who ran at Epsom last time out.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 19 winners from a total of 143 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 1 winner from a total of 13 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, These are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Eclipse Stakes:

  • Cape Cross (2 Wins)
  • Dubawi (2 Wins)
  • Galileo (2 Wins)
  • Kittens Joy (2 Wins)

Looking over the past renewals, there is only one stallion whose offspring have disappointed with multiple attempts but no wins in the Eclipse Stakes, that stallion is Halling who has failed to produce a winner from 5 runners.

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest priced winner was Mukhadram in 2014 when winning for William Haggas at odds of 14/1 under the guidance of Paul Hanagan. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 9 winning favourites in the race. Before placing your bet on the 2022 Eclipse Stakes see which other runners today are being back by the best racing tipsters today.

Other Principal races at Sandown racecourse

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