Vadeni charges to Eclipse success in blanket finish at Sandown

By: Greg Wood at Sandown Sunday 3 July 2022
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Christophe Soumillon talked of the “extra gear that just champions give you” after a narrow success on Vadeni in the Eclipse Stakes and even a 12-day ban from the stewards over an incident just after the line did little to dampen the jockey’s enthusiasm after his first success in this historic race.

The margin of victory was just a head over Mishriff with Native Trail and Lord North also within a length of the winner, but Vadeni has more scope than any of his five rivals here and will sure take all the beating at 10 furlongs this summer.

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