5 things you didn't know about the Coral Eclipse Stakes

July 4th, 2013


5 year olds

Horses aged 5 have won 5 of the last 16 renewals of the Eclipse Stakes from just 28 runners, this is 30% above expectations. The only 5 year old running this year is Al Kazeem.    

One recent run

Runners in the Eclipse Stakes with just 1 run in the last month have won 14 of the last 16 renewals, that's 21% above expectations, however all bar Pastorius fit the bill this year.    

Top Trainer

The trainer with the best record is A P O'Brien with 5 winners and 4 placed horses over the last 16 years from just a pool of 21 runners. This is 73% better than expected. This year he runs Mars and Declaration Of War.    

Poor value last time out winners

Last time out winners have a poor record from a value perspective in the Eclipse Stakes with just 4 winners from 32 runners from the last 16 renewals, which is 38% lower than expectations. Last time out winners in today's field are Al Kazeem and Declaration Of War.    

Placed last time out

However horses which placed last time out (2nd or 3rd) have represented more value with 7 winners from 16 renewals, which is 21% above expectations. Today's qualifiers are The Fugue, Mukhadram and Mars.