French Guineas winner The Gurkha is one of 11 horses entered for the race, Irish Champion Trainer Aidan O’Brien has the Dante runner-up Deauville entered. Cougar Mountain, Bravery and Long Island Sound are the other entries from Ballydoyle. Other likely runners include Time Test who has only run once so far this season, winning the Group 3 Brigadier Gerard Stakes at Sandown Park. Leading owner Prince Khalid Abdullah, will also be represented by Exosphere. The Sir Michael Stoute-trained four-year-old won the Jockey Club Stakes (Group 2) at Newmarket in April. Another Royal Ascot winner, Hawkbill, has been supplemented for the race. Clive Cox’s, My Dream Boat, heads into the race fresh from a victory in the Group 1 Prince of Wales’s Stakes.
Sandown Park is a horse racing course in Esher, Surrey, the course opened in 1875 . Due to its proximity to Central London and the interesting character of the course it is one of the most popular racecourses for Londoners and visitors. It puts on high quality flat and jumps racing throughout the year. The course attracts the top jockeys and trainers for a number of high-profile races including the Eclipse Stakes.
By Car: The course is 15 miles south-west of London just off the A307 and is signposted.
By Rail: Esher railway station is adjacent to the back straight of the racecourse. Racegoers can walk along the platform before taking a short cut at the end of the platform which brings them to the turnstiles half way down the back straight.
If you would like further information or book tickets , visit the Sandown racecourse website here
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