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The Potent Weapon of Emily Upjohn’s Turn of Foot in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown
If there’s one filly that can give the colts a run for their money, it would be none other than Clarehaven handler John Gosden’s Emily Upjohn. This four-year-old daughter of Sea The Stars has already proven herself to be a force to reckon with after doubling her Group One tally and winning two out of three starts last year.
A Triumphant Return from the Coronation Cup Victory
After being unfortunate to lose by just a head in the Oaks at Epsom last season, Emily Upjohn made an impressive comeback with a brilliant victory in the Coronation Cup. Gosden is confident that this filly will bring her A-game when she drops back in distance for the much-awaited Coral-Eclipse next month.
“For a big girl, she has tremendous turn of foot which is always her potent weapon,” says Gosden about his prized possession.
Readying Herself to Take on Colts Again on July 8th
With Nathaniel (2012), Golden Horn (2015), Roaring Lion (2018) and Enable (2019) under his belt, John Gosden knows what it takes to win the Eclipse race. And he believes that Emily Upjohn could very well add up another feather to his cap as they gear up for this event scheduled on July 8th.
Surprising Manner during Performance at Epsom
Gosden was surprised by the manner of her performance at Epsom. He said, “She had been working well before the Coronation Cup, but we don’t try to do what she did on the track at home. You can travel well in your work on the bridle at home, but I didn’t let her come off the bridle.”
Coming Back in Trip will be Alright for Her
The Clarehaven handler added that coming back in trip will be alright for Emily Upjohn and 10 furlongs at Sandown should suit her fine adding “We are very happy with her.”
Plans After Coral-Eclipse Victory
If everything goes according to plan and they emerge victorious again, Gosden hopes to go back over a mile and a half again.
A Good Combination of Horses Coming for Eclipse
“It looks like it will be a good Eclipse with a good combination of horses coming,” says Gosden about his competitors.