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LONGCHAMP PREVIEW | The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

15 runners go to post in the Group 1 1m4f contest at Longchamp on Sunday

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Several British and Irish talents make the trip across the English Channel on Sunday, with 15 runners declared for the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

Epsom Derby ADAYAR (10/3) was supplemented for the contest by his connections after a stellar campaign over the middle distances this season for Charlie Appleby.

Charlie Appleby smiles at the Ebor Festival
Charlie Appleby sends Adayar and Hurricane Lane to Longchamp on Sunday

The Frankel colt made some impressions when placing in the Classic Trial and the Derby Trial in the earlier month of the season, but he rose to prominence when landing Classic success at the Downs and winning the King George at Ascot.

The three-year-old should be fresh for the contest after a three-month break and the softer conditions should suit him.

He is joined by stablemate HURRICANE LANE (9/2), who is aiming to land his fourth successive Group 1 victory after winning the likes of the St Leger and the Irish Derby.

TARNAWA (10/3) aims to bounce back at the first time of asking for Dermot Weld, after suffering defeat in the Irish Champion Stakes last month,

The Shamardal mare was unbeaten last season, landing success in the Prix Vermeille, Prix de l’Opera and the Breeders’ Cup.

She returns to her preferred trip of 1m4f here and she will relish some cut in the ground as well.

SNOWFALL (11/2) has been magnificent for Aidan O’Brien this season, after claiming an Epsom-Irish-Yorkshire Oaks treble for her connections and aims to cement her legacy with an Arc success.

Aidan O'Brien
Aidan O’Brien has three runners heading to Longchamp for the Arc

Stablemates LOVE (20/1) and BROOME (66/1) make up the triple threat in the contest for the Ballymore trainer.

CHRONO GENESIS (12/1) makes the long-haul trip from Japan after landing several Group 1 success on home soil for Takashi Saito, while Jean-Claude Rouget’s RAABIHAH (25/1) makes his second appearance in the Arc after finishing fifth last season.

DEEP BOND (28/1) will have more to prove following his Prix Foy success for Ryuji Okubo three weeks ago and William Haggas’ ALENQUER (33/1) is given another chance in Group 1 company after two fair performances in the Grand Prix du Paris and the Juddmonte International.

SEALIWAY (40/1) ran a cracker to finish a length behind St Mark’s Basilica at Chantilly back in June, while Richard Hannon’s MOJO STAR (50/1) is dropped back down in trip after finishing second in the St Leger.

Marcel Weiss’ TORQUATOR TASSO (80/1), Pascal Bary’s BABY RIDER (100/1) and Mikel Delzangles’ BUBBLE GIFT (100/1) complete the line-up.

LONGCHAMP SELECTIONS

  • Snowfall @ 11/2
  • Chrono Genesis E/W @ 12/1

Reece Charlton is a Content Writer at Low6 that specializes in horse racing. He is an avid hunter of value in the racing world, picking out longshots six days a week across the National Hunt and Flat cards on offer across the UK and Ireland. He keeps punters and race fans in the know with his racing expertise with previews and value picks for all the big cards and meetings.

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