Eclipse Stakes shortfall sees unknown Raymond Tusk get Sandown chance

• Hopes for 66-1 colt with prize money for top six places
• Derby winner Masar joins field at cost of £50,000

A shortage of runners in Saturday’s Eclipse Stakes has tempted connections of an unknown colt into taking a shot at the Sandown contest. Raymond Tusk was last seen running second in a novice race and might need to improve by two stones to win an Eclipse but he has been working like a good horse and those close to him have hopes of getting some prize money.

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