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Those who assumed Desert Encounter was merely making iup the numbers in the 2017 Coral-Eclipse had to think again when the consistent five-year-old gelding kept on well from the rear to finish third behind Ulysses and Barney Roy.
Sent off at 50-1, he finished ahead of Cliffs Of Moher and Eminent, who had both gone close in the Investec Derby. It earned his connections £53,800.
Desert Encounter has only once finished outside the first three, when making his debut at Brighton in October 2014.
Since then, he has never run a bad race and he is versatile regards distance – being effective at up to 1m6f.
In all, he has won five of his 12 races with one of his best efforts being when winning at Ascot this year. Expect to see him in action on Champions Day in October.
BCS Career statistics
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