Darley is called up by Loder

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Kevin Darley has been given the chance to make up for his Irish Derby disappointment by riding Prince Of Andros in Saturday's Eclipse Stakes at Sandown.

"I've not ridden him before but he's a nice horse and has had this as his target all year," Darley said yesterday after being called up by David Loder for the 10-1 chance who was one of only nine horses left in the pounds 250,000 race at yesterday's acceptance stage.

The field will be further reduced as Sheikh Mohammed is likely to be represented only by Singspiel, with Flemensfirth primed at other targets.

Red Bishop, winner of valuable events in Hong Kong and the US on his last two starts, is one of two Godolphin runners, alongside last year's Cambridgeshire winner, Halling, who has won three times in Dubai.

ECLIPSE STAKES (Sandown, Saturday): Coral: 9-4 Muhtarram, 7-2 Eltish, Red Bishop, 7-1 Halling, Singspiel, 10-1 Prince Of Andros, 14-1 Tryphosa, 16-1 Flemensfirth, 33-1 Environment Friend.