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A thrilling Eclipse Stakes

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A race worthy of the horse that gave the race it's name with a great finish.

VADENI winning the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park in Esher, England.
VADENI winning the Eclipse Stakes at Sandown Park in Esher, England. Picture: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Photos all round but in the end the win went to Vadeni, the French raider, by a neck from Mishriff who has to be a good thing beaten, and a head back to Native Trail.

Vadeni under Christophe Soumillon and Native Trail under William Buick were slogging it out over the last 100m when all of a sudden Mishriff under David Egan came like a bolt from the blue and almost snagged it.  Mishriff had goofed the start, got blocked a couple of times and got hampered and still managed to produce a great finish which delighted his connections.

Lord North ran well for fourth – just lacking the final punch.

The Sprint saw Michael Appleby's Raasel just get the better of favourite Mitbaahy with Method 12/1 taking home the money for third.


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