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The Fugue among Eclipse dozen

The Fugue is 7/4 favourite with Sky Bet for Saturday's Coral-Eclipse after 12 stood their ground at the six-day stage.

John Gosden's mare bounced back to winning form at Royal Ascot last time when beating Magician and Treve in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.

Saturday's Irish Derby winner, Australia, was taken out as expected, leaving Aidan O'Brien with two potential runners; Verrazano (4/1) and War Command (6/1).

Both will be stepping up in trip from a mile after good efforts in defeat at Royal Ascot.

Night Of Thunder (11/4) is another about to try a mile and a quarter for the first time following his defeat to Kingman in the St James's Palace Stakes.

Sir Michael Stoute's Dank is another notable absentee and her trainer relies on Hillstar (20/1), second to impressive Hardwicke winner and stablemate Telescope at the Royal meeting.

Kingston Hill (8/1), withdrawn from the Irish Derby at the weekend because of the fast ground, could take his chance, while fellow Newmarket-based horse Mukhadram could represent William Haggas.

True Story (10/1) and Somewhat (66/1) are other three-year-olds that might line up at Sandown, with Zambucca (150/1), Tullius (20/1) and Trading Leather (20/1) completing the 12 entries.