Ulysses wins for Stoute as Eminent’s Gp 1 wait continues
Ulysses required a photo finish to hand Sir Michael Stoute a sixth Coral-Eclipse Stakes triumph on Saturday.
In a dramatic finish at Sandown Park, Ulysses and Barney Roy crossed the line together.
However, replays showed that Stoute’s four-year-old had won by a nose, giving the trainer his first victory in the race since 2007.
It was also a memorable race for jockey Jim Crowley, who earlier in the week had lost his ride on another horse in the race, Eminent.
The Martyn Meade-trained Frankel colt finished down in fifth place, meaning the wait for a Group 1 victory continues.
Meade’s next move for Eminent has not yet been finalised, with the Juddmonte International Stakes in August a possibility.