Eclipse Confirmed As Next Target For City Of Troy

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Unbeaten two-year-old and G1 Derby winner City Of Troy is set to make his next appearance in the G1 Coral-Eclipse S. at Sandown on Saturday, July 6, it was confirmed in a statement on coolmore.com on Sunday.

The son of Justify also had the option of running in the G1 Irish Derby the previous weekend, but his connections have decided to drop back in trip for the Sandown feature instead, with Los Angeles (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) set to take his place at the Curragh having finished a creditable third behind his stable-mate in the Epsom equivalent.

“Following discussions between the Coolmore partners and trainers Aidan O'Brien and Chad Brown, Los Angeles (Camelot) will take his place in the €1,250,000 Irish Derby field on June 30th at the Curragh, where he will bid to emulate his sire in winning Ireland's premier Classic,” began the statement which also clarified plans for last year's Derby hero Auguste Rodin (Ire) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) and Saturday's GI Belmont S. third Sierra Leonne (Gun Runner).

“European Champion Two-Year-Old and decisive Epsom Derby victor, City Of Troy (Justify) will drop back in trip for Sandown's 10-furlong feature, the Gr.1 Eclipse Stakes, on the following Saturday, July 6th.

“Auguste Rodin (Deep Impact) will bid to notch up his sixth success at the highest level in the Gr.1 Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.

“Kentucky Derby runner-up and Belmont Stakes third Sierra Leone will be aimed at the Gr.1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga.”

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