It’ll come as no surprise the Eclipse Stakes odds on Enable are as short as they are. It has only been beaten once, and that was back in 2017, since when it has won at Ascot, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe and the Breeders Cup Turf. However all glories fade so should you really hit up Bet365, one of the best online sportsbook sites in the UK today, to stake your hard earned on this tried and tested legend? Or should you pick one of the other runners in this grand tradition?
The Eclipse Stakes
- Date: July 6th, 2019
- Track: Sandown Racecourse
- Location: Esher, UK
- Distance: 1m 1F 209yds (3,499m)
- Type: Flat
- Qualification: 3 year olds+
- Weights: 8st 11lb (3 y/o)
- Weights: 9st 7lbn (4+ y/o)
- Surface: Turf
- Purse: £750,000
Much as it is easy to succumb to the notion that we are manifestly different from those who’ve come before us (often with the suggestion we’re far better) it is pleasing to note that there are somethings that simply don’t change. The Eclipse Stakes doesn’t. 131 years on from its first running this grand old summer tradition (named after an 18th century race horse) it remains the same old race, it’s just this year the Eclipse Stakes odds on Enable signpost a predictable result.
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In the past this 2,002m race for three year olds and up has produced some remarkable wins, not all of them as unlikely as others, but this year the ridiculously talented Enable enters the field and leapfrogs instantly to the head of the pack as far as the bookies are concerned. However if you’re going to bet on sports in the UK this weekend and feel the Eclipse Stakes odds on Enable are just a bit short to back let’s have a look at some of the other options that sites like Bet365 offer.
|Flag Of Honour||33/1|
|Knight To Behold||66/1|
Close Race Predicted At Sandown Park This Weekend
Now obviously if you’re eschewing the Eclipse Stakes odds on Enable you’re hoping for the fickle finger of fate to poke at you a little, and if that’s true why not go for the tail end Charlie of this particular race with Knight To Behold at 66/1? Well….apart from that. Whether it is actually any more or less hopeless than the trio at 50/1 is thus debatable, however (were they able) I’d expect Hunting Horn, Magic Wand and Danceteria would probably all each argue the point.
Flag Of Honour gets an equitable 33/1 which sets it apart from the rank outsiders but doesn’t close it up enough to the mid-field squabble over who’ll get a place finish. Those thinking of taking advantage of UK gambling laws to wager on this glorious race should pay closer attention to the 16/1 chances Bet365 is giving to Addeybb and Zabeel Prince, the latter of which (at least) is quite capable of getting a place finish in a scrappy race. And this one might get very scrappy.
2019 Eclipse Stakes On Enable Just 5/4 At Bet365
Ahead of them though, Mustashry and Telecaster both get 12/1 and that looks just a bit distant when you notice Regal Reality is copping just 7/1 to win. Backing the Eclipse Stakes odds on Enable might not have massive margins, but when Circus Maximus is getting just 5/1 you know this isn’t an ordinary clash and it really will be an exceptional horse that manages to stay ahead of this field. Thing of it is, however, that might not be Enable at all, because 4/1 Magical is running.
Yes, it would take something magical (pun entirely intended) for Magical to push by the Eclipse Stakes odds on Enable however stranger things have happened and the 5/4 price Bet365, one of the best online betting sites in the UK at the present time, is just a little too knee-jerk for my liking. Sure, backing Enable is the sensible thing to do based on all the evidence, but at some point it’ll stop winning and when it does you’ll want to be in on that windfall of winnings, right?