Hukum Handed Wide Draw For Arc, No Woes For Ace Impact

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Shadwell's Hukum (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) was on Thursday handed stall 14 for Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp, with the long-time favourite and G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero Ace Impact (Ire) (Cracksman {GB}) in the middle in stall eight. Wide draws are notoriously difficult to overcome in the autumn showcase and the Owen Burrows-trained G1 King George VI And Queen Elizabeth S. hero will have to emulate the feats of Golden Horn (GB) in 2015 and Dalakhani (Ire) in 2003 if he is to defy the unfavourable post position.

Angus Gold was left to reflect on the poser and said, “Golden Horn had a lot of tactical speed, he went forward and stayed out wide and got a brilliant ride. There is no point making a fuss about it, as there is nothing we can do. We'll just have to work around it, see how he breaks and go forward and hope to slot in somewhere.”

Gousserie Racing and Ecuries Serge Stempniak's Ace Impact is next door to the G1 St Leger winner Continuous (Jpn) (Heart's Cry {Jpn}), with Ballydoyle's supplemented entry in seven. Juddmonte's Westover (GB) (Frankel {GB}) has the inside stall, while Jean-Louis Bouchard's G1 Grand Prix de Paris-winning TDN Rising Star Feed The Flame (Ire) (Kingman {GB}) is in two.

 

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