Command is Eclipse contender

  • Last Updated: June 29 2014, 13:19 BST

War Command is set to accompany stablemate Verrazano to Sandown on Saturday as trainer Aidan O'Brien seeks a sixth win in the Coral-Eclipse.

War Command: Could run in the Eclipse
War Command: Could run in the Eclipse

Though War Command has yet to run beyond a mile, he was putting in his best work at the finish when fourth to Kingman in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot.

Verrazano was also in action over a mile at the Royal fixture, where he produced a solid performance to take second place behind Toronado in the Queen Anne Stakes.

The American import has yet to win over the Eclipse distance of a mile and a quarter, but he was successful several times over nine furlongs in his homeland.

"It's very possible War Command will go to the Eclipse with Verrazano on Saturday," O'Brien told At The Races.