Having played all of their games so far in Copenhagen, Denmark will face the complications of travel as they head to Baku for their quarter-final clash with the Czech Republic, but they are still strong favourites here.
The Danes continued the momentum generated by their victory over Russia in their final Group game by thrashing Wales and have both the energy and the creativity to see them through to the last four.
Saturday’s opponents will not be straightforward, however. The Czechs benefitted from a red card in their Second Round clash with the Netherlands, but they had been resolute in defence up to that point and I can see them making a game of it here before succumbing to Denmark in extra time.
Only four horses will go to post for Saturday’s Eclipse but there is still plenty of quality on display here, which promises the familiar ‘clash of the generations’ contest for which this race is famous.
French Derby hero St Marks Basilica is arguably the pick of the Classic generation’s middle-distance cohort and has oozed class in his two runs so far, while veteran Addeybb is a battle-hardened competitor who will relish more rain.
Mishriff, however, looks the one to beat. Although a five-year-old, he is lightly raced, and has impeccable form. His victories in the Saudi Cup and Sheema Classic were extremely impressive and any repetition of that form should be enough to claim this race for the all-conquering Gosden stable for a fifth time.
Having done the hard work in seeing off Germany in the Second Round, England’s reward is a relatively straightforward tie against Ukraine in the last eight.
Perhaps the most impressive aspect of England’s success at Wembley was their rock solid defensive work. This is an area that manager Gareth Southgate has long prioritised as the key to making a mark in the major tournaments, and he has remained steadfast in this approach, despite the array of young attacking talent at his disposal.
With the route to the final opening up perfectly, we are unlikely to see any experiments here, and England will once again focus on a strong defensive platform. That means we could be in for a relatively tight and scrappy game, but there is enough creativity in the England squad to carve out sufficient chances and set up the win.
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