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William Haggas has Eclipse in mind for Mukhadram

Updated: Monday, 24 Jun 2013 17:40 | Comments

Mukhadram and Al Kazeem are both entered in Sandown's mid-summer highlight
Mukhadram and Al Kazeem are both entered in Sandown's mid-summer highlight

Mukhadram, so agonisingly caught in the final strides by Al Kazeem in the Prince of Wales's Stakes, is likely to be seen next in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on 6 July.

The William Haggas-trained four-year-old attempted to make all of the running under a bold ride from Paul Hanagan and was not reeled in until well inside the final furlong.

Haggas will check on his condition next week before giving the son of Shamardal the green light for the Sandown Group One on Saturday week.

"I was very proud of the horse, I thought he was brilliantly ridden and I thought the winner did very well to get him because he's a smart horse," he told At The Races.

"The Coral-Eclipse is very possible. We'll see how he is, I saw him on Friday morning but we'll see how he is next week and decide.

"A mile and a quarter looks his trip but I've always fancied trying him over a mile and a half but we haven't got that far yet.

"We'd probably be daft, at this stage, to step him up in trip."

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