G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Siyouni's Sottsass Prevails In the Arc

It was a home success in Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe as Peter Brant's Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) realised his owner's longtime dream when providing him and Jean-Claude Rouget with a first renewal of the showpiece as Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) failed to fire in sixth. Third in 2019, last year's G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero--who holds the record time in that Classic since the race was shortened to 10 1/2 furlongs in 2005--had stayed slightly under the radar as he was geared towards his second...

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Enable Faces History; O'Brien Arc Runners Scratched

She is here. She made it. Relax, breathe easier. All the personnel linked by her journey from Juddmonte foal to Clarehaven thoroughbred icon have their work complete. There is only Frankie now in the human chain that connects to the wondermare whose very name evokes positivity and entitlement. At 4:05pm Parisian time, Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) brings closure to her epic odyssey against a suitably dramatic climatic backdrop. As if she has summoned the trinity of gods of the wind, the rain and the clouds to frame her historic bid...

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No Love In Rain-Hit Arc

With France blighted by persistent rain and more in the forecast, there will be no Love (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) in Sunday's €3,000,000 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe as the withdrawal of the G1 1000 Guineas, G1 Epsom Oaks and G1 Yorkshire Oaks heroine left 14 to attempt to mount a challenge to Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}). As well as being graced with that news, Juddmonte's superstar mare also drew a favourable berth in five as she looms ever closer to her historic bid for a third renewal of...

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Rouget Duo in Good Form for Arc

White Birch Farm's MG1SW Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}) and Shadwell's GSW Raabihah (Sea The Stars {Ire}) worked in tandem at Deauville in advance of the Oct. 4 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Tuesday. If either delivers in the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp, it would be a first for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget. The 2019 G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero took the G1 Prix Ganay second up this term and was runner-up in the G3 Prix Gontaut-Biron at Deauville in August. Only fourth...

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Telecaster Withdrawn From Arc After Setback, 15 Horses Remain

Castle Down Stud's MGSW Telecaster (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) has been withdrawn from Sunday's G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after a setback. The Hughie Morrison trainee was set to receive his favoured soft going, as more rain fell in Paris overnight and the forecast calls for more wet weather later this week in the Paris area. The 2019 G2 Dante S. winner relished the heavy going in the G2 Grand Prix de Deauville when last seen on Aug. 30. "It's a real shame, but this is what can...

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Enable Leads 22 in Latest Arc Forfeit Stage

Dual G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) will attempt to win her third Arc in the last four years, as she is one of 22 in the French showpiece after the latest forfeit stage announced on Monday. The Juddmonte mare is one of three in the race at this stage for John Gosden, with Bjorn Nielsen's star stayer Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) and fellow Juddmonte runner and undefeated 2019 G1 St Leger hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) is also entered. Irish maestro...

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Peslier to Ride Stradivarius in the Arc

Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}), best known for his staying heroics, will have Olivier Peslier aboard in the Oct. 4 G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. A MG1SW stayer, the John Gosden trainee normally partners with Frankie Dettori, but with that rider booked for a chance at immortality with two-time Arc heroine and stablemate Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), another jockey had to be found. Originally under consideration was Andrea Atzeni, who has found success with the chestnut in two editions of the G1 Goodwood Cup, but his obligations...

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Enable in Good Form in Advance of Fourth Arc Appearance

Two-time G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) turned in another solid gallop in advance of appearing in her fourth consecutive Arc. Second last year, the John Gosden trainee resurfaced with a runner-up performance in the G1 Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July, but was back in the winner's circle on July 25 when taking her third G1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S. The Juddmonte colourbearer's historic third Arc bid comes on the heels of a dominating win in the G3 September S. over...

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France Galop Launches Arc at Home

Arc at Home, a social media campaign geared toward engaging with fans unable to attend the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp due to the coronavirus pandemic, was launched by France Galop on Wednesday morning. The social media department of France Galop will provide exclusive information and stories on its Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts utilising the @FranceGalop handle with hashtag #QPAT. Fans are also encouraged to share their favourite #QPATmemories, with the opportunity to win prizes. In 2020, two time Arc heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire})...

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Enable Exits September in Good Form, Arc Next

Saturday's G3 September S. heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}), who has won two editions of the G1 Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and is pointing toward her fourth-straight appearance in the ParisLongchamp showpiece, is fit and well following her performance at Kempton. The 6-year-old bay has won 15 of her 18 starts for her breeder Juddmonte, and polished off her five rivals by seven lengths in the all-weather Group 3 over the Arc trip of 1 1/2 miles. After running second in last year's Arc, Enable also filled that...

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Grimthorpe Confirms Enable, Logician Will Not Face Off in September S.

Juddmonte's champion Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) and Classic hero Logician (GB) (Frankel {GB}) will not run against each other despite both being entered in the Sept. 5 G3 September S. at Kempton, Prince Khalid's Racing Manager Teddy Grimthorpe confirmed on Monday. Both horses are trained by John Gosden. "They won't run against each other," said Grimthorpe. "Enable is very much an intended runner at this stage. We entered Logician just in case, as he is nearing a return and we're considering a couple of different options." Enable's long-term goal is...

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Enable on Course for Kempton

Dual G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}) is pleasing connections ahead of a start in the G3 September S. over the Kempton synthetic on Sept. 5. The 6-year-old Juddmonte silksbearer took the 2018 September S. in advance of her second Arc crown. Second in that ParisLongchamp showpiece in 2019, the John Gosden trainee was also runner-up in the G1 Coral-Eclipse S. to Godolphin's Ghaiyyath (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}) this July, but was back in top form in the G1 King George Vi & Queen Elizabeth S....

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