It has been confirmed. The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will be run without fans this year due to the pandemic.
Love takes the lead on Enable
The Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is now in 91 days! Three months before the big event, the head of the list became more precise.
Sunday, in Sandown, the great champion Enable, winner of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in 2017 and 2018, and second last year, returned to the Eclipse Stakes (Group 1). Laogically a little rusty, the mare bowed to Ghaiyyath, at the top of his game and which we should find on October 4 at ParisLongchamp. He finished tenth in the 2019 edition.
On Saturday, the best 3 year old foals and fillies across the Channel were at work at Epsom. Love caused a sensation by winning nine lengths in the Oaks. It was the race that revealed Enable in 2017, and Love went even faster than it! The Coolmore filly is now the favorite of the great Parisian race. In the males, it was Serpentine who won from start to finish for the same team. Aidan O’Brien, his coach, said participation in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe was not excluded.
The expected Stradivarius stayer
The great English stayer Stradivarius, who won his third Gold Cup on June 18 at the royal Ascot meeting, is also expected at ParisLongchamp on October 4. Its owner, Bjorn Nielsen, said:“For the past two years, we have had the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale Cup programs three weeks later. This is not the case this year. The plan would be to go to the Goodwood Cup and then give it a break… And then run it in preparation for the Arc de Triomphe, perhaps the Foy. And if that doesn’t work, it can still be redirected to Champions Day at Ascot [the Long Distance Cup, Gr2], or a race like the Prix du Cadran. “
Fancy Blue Mishriff and why not?
Winner of the Prix de Diane Longines, the 3-year-old Fancy Blue passed her outfit test perfectly. And Donnacha O’Brien, his young trainer, also mentioned a possible participation in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, where the 3 year old females are doing quite well (4 victories in the last 15 editions). John Gosden also leaves the possibility of running Mishriff, the winner of the Jockey Club Prize, in the big race.
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