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Now For The Arc

At Chantilly again

Capri’s thrilling victory in the St Leger on Saturday has further strengthened Aidan O’ Brien’s bid to win Europe’s showcase race for the third time on Sunday 1 October  – and for the second year running.

Aidan O’Brien – Arc double bid

O’Brien achieved an extraordinary feat when saddling the first three home in the 95th Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe in 2016. His filly Found beat stablemates Highland Reel and Order of St George – all Galileo progeny –  to fill the first three places in an historic moment. His first Arc winner was in 2007 with Dylan Thomas.

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will again be run away from Longchamp after the redevelopment of the track has been delayed. Europe’s premier middle-distance race will be run at Chantilly where the crowd capacity is 40 000.

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4 comments on “Now For The Arc

  1. No ways Capri wins the Arc. I’m as sure of that as I could possibly ever be!

    William Milkovitch

    1. Editor says:

      Too soon after St Leger?

  2. Mr.KM, for starters, that would certainly be a negative factor. Then,the opposition are far from world-beaters. The configuration and style of racing of the St.Leger and Arc could not be more different.

    Most of the scribes thought it was a spectacular win but it was just gutsy, at best.

    And lastly, how on earth would he be able to keep up with Enable and the other O’Brien runners.

    By the by,the French hope Brametot, has been reported to be in the best form of his life, judging by his workouts.



    1. E J C Blackwood. says:

      Over the years., at Longchamp it is always the jockey that wins the Arc, not the horse.
      Chantilly racecourse makes it a different horse race altogether..

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