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Saxon to be the ‘Warrior’ in the Eclipse

Saxon Warrior Coral Eclipse

Saxon Warrior will make a quick return at Sandown on Saturday in the wake of including among eight horses declared for the Coral-Eclipse.

Aidan O’Brien’s 2000 Guineas legend was beaten into third place when a hot favourite in last Saturday’s Irish Derby, have penultimately finished 4th in the Investec Derby at Epsom.

He was an unexpected name among the Eclipse conformations on Monday and will take his opportunity alongside other stable stars Cliffs Of Moher and Happily.

Saxon Warrior faces a rematch with Epsom hero Masar, who is one of two chances for trainer Charlie Appleby and Godolphin, who teamed up in 2016 to land the Eclipse with Hawkbill.

Gosden trained Roaring Lion, who completed third in the Classic, is additionally in the last field.

Richard Fahey’s Forest Ranger and Raymond Tusk from Richard Hannon’s yard complete the field.

Current Top Odds:

Masar 15/8
Roaring Lion 7/2
Saxon Warrior 4/1
Happily 8/1
Forest Ranger 16/1
Cliffs Of Moher 33/1
Hawkbill 33/1
Raymond Tusk 100/1

– Uncle Sam

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