IT’S a shame that a race with such a roll of honour of famed winners and great races, that the Coral Eclipse Stakes has only a field of four today.

Although it does make an intriguing race with tactics likely to play a part - in keeping with the history or the race where many top racehorses suffered unlucky shock defeats or the race was won by tactical awareness of the rider, as in the cases of Ryan Moore on Notnowcato or Paul Hanagan on Mukhadram.