Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

GOSDEN'S ROARING SUCCESS; One Lion Will Do Just Fine in Eclipse Clash Rebel to Rule the Roost in Old Newton

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

GOSDEN'S ROARING SUCCESS; One Lion Will Do Just Fine in Eclipse Clash Rebel to Rule the Roost in Old Newton

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Byline: garry owen

ROARING LION (2.10) can gain a well-deserved first Group 1 in the Coral-Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.

A dual Group 2-winner, John Gosden's colt has been performing with credit in the big races all season and ran another stormer when a fine third to old foe Masar in last month's Epsom Derby.

The three-year-old has been valiantly plying his trade over a mile and 1m 4f and I reckon he can finally get his head in front back over 1m 2f having easily landed the Dante at York over that trip two runs ago.

The lightning quick ground is also a big advantage for the Kitten's Joy colt who has been maturing and improving nicely over TURN TO PAGE TWO

Old Newton his last few outings. GOSDEN'Said: "He ran great in the Guineas. I think the Guineas is the best form, so to that extent we've got it all to do, but we know a mile and a quarter on top of the ground suits us." HADDAF (12.20) loves Sandown.'s stiff five furlongs and he can enjoy his biggest success yet in the Coral Charge. James Tate's gelding has progressed into a quality sprinter at three and oozed class when cosily dismissing Tricksy Spirit in a Listed event here last month. This promotion to Group 3 level requires more but he should still be improving and FROM PAGE ONE can get the better of some talented speedsters from a cracking draw in Stall 3. The Coral Challenge isn't exactly for the faint of wallet but I'm happy to take a chance on ESCOBAR (12.55). The Famous Name gelding was smart at two for Hugo Palmer and really caught the eye when an unlucky 11th in the Royal Hunt Cup on just his fourth run for David O'Meara. The shrewd Yorkshire handler can eke out plenty more improvement from this classy type who remains fairly-treated having been rated as high as 106 in his pomp. James Fanshawe's PREENING (1. …

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