Weekend Ante-Post Selection - 29/06/21

Sandown - July 02 2021
Sandown 14:35
Tom Marquand


Tom Marquand
William Haggas
Age: 7
Weight: 9-7
OR: 125
Days: 77

This weekend sees some superb racing on flat in Britain and we have picked out an ante-post selection that we expect to be much shorter come the time of the race.

Our selection comes in the feature race of the weekend with the Group One Coral Eclipse offering up some big value, even from a small field.

We think the superstar Addeybb is a big price at 11/2, being 8/1 on Sunday and already being smashed into shorter and we think that price will keep plummeting.

The seven year old over a year ago went over to Australia for the first time in his career and at the back end of March 2020 became a black type winner for the first time when taking the Ranvet Stakes on his first start down under.

The big target whilst Addeybb was over there was to race in the Group One Queen Elizabeth Stakes and on April 11th, with the rain bringing his favoured soft ground, he went on to take the contest with ease.

Coming back over to the UK, he made his seasonal debut in the Group One Prince Of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot and he finished a decent second to the stand alone winner Lord North.

Haggas explained that he needed a run before heading to Ascot and was seen earlier this month when taking the Listed Doonside Cup, blowing away the cobwebs.

It looked a perfect prep run and with Magical, who beat him last year in the Group One race since winning another Group One, the form of the 2019 Champion Stakes looked superb.

Addeybb then went into the Champion Stakes looking to reverse some form and with the rain coming the gelding was an emphatic winner of the race, going on to land the third Group One of his career, seeing off a field full of top quality rivals.

This year he has been seen twice back down under, finishing a narrow second in the Group One Ranvet Stakes behind the smart Verry Elleegant.

The two met again last time out in the Queen Elizabeth Stakes and he managed to reverse the form under a superb ride by Tom Marquand.

Having conquered Australia for a second time he is back in England and having swerved Royal Ascot he should be fresh for this Group One event.

The rain is set to come which is exactly what he wants and at his current price he is a big each way player, with Haggas stating he will be heading for the race.