Gallops shift puts Mishriff bang on for Coral-Eclipse

He's been around the world, but there's no place like home for John and Thady Gosden's Mishriff. The money spinner takes on the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on Saturday, July 2.

John Gosden's globetrotter Mishriff has won over £11 million in prize money and now is set on a big domestic win in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.

The five-year-old did a piece of work at Newmarket on the gallops ahead of the Group 1 at Sandown on Saturday, July 2.

David Egan rode the work at Newmarket with the son of Make Believe doing well enough to give confidence in the Eclipse entry.

A last place in February's Saudi Cup was obviously not the order of the day for connections but if approaching anything like the winning Juddmonte International form from last Summer, Mishriff could outrun his 7/1 odds for Sandown.

Mishriff will go up against the talented Godolphin pair of Native Trail and Real World, alongside Sir Michael Stoute's useful Bay Bridge.

The Qatar Prix du Jockey Club winner Vadeni could also be supplemented meanwhile.

"Mishriff will go to the Eclipse, he was on the Cambridge Road for a blow-out today and was on the July Course on Saturday with Rab Havlin and David Egan rode him today. Both of those went quite well," said Ted Voute, racing manager to owner Prince Faisal.

"I think he might be going in as something of a forgotten horse, but I quite like that as it kind of takes the pressure off.

"John is in form with his horses and if he can get him back to where he was in last year's Juddmonte then he should be there or thereabouts, with any luck.

"As John proved with Nashwa at the weekend bringing her back to win a Classic 16 days after her previous run, there's nobody better at doing it.

"I'd say the Eclipse and the Juddmonte are the two major aims for him."

The Coral-Eclipse Stakes takes place on Saturday, July 2 and goes to post at 15.35. The Group 1 contest over a mile and two furlongs is worth a cool £425,325 to the winner and will be shown live on ITV Racing.

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