Prix Guillaume d'Ornano

Arc Favorite Ace Impact Straight to ParisLongchamp

The G1 Qatar Prix du Jockey Club conqueror Ace Impact (Ire) (Cracksman {GB}) will head straight to the Oct. 1 G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe following his recent victory in Deauville's G2 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano. Conditioned by Jean-Claude Rouget, the undefeated colt gave Rouget back-to-back Group 1 wins this season and will aim to become the trainer's second victor in Europe's richest middle-distance contest behind multiple Group 1-winner Sottsass (Fr) (Siyouni {Fr}). A long-circled date on the calendar for the connections, the team is reportedly happy with Ace Impact's...

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Hungerford Takes Centre Stage

Newbury and Deauville provide the focus on Saturday, with the former venue featuring one of the key seven-furlong contests of the season in the G2 BetVictor Hungerford S. Charlie Appleby has a pair engaged with William Buick settling for the unexposed 4-year-old Al Suhail (Ire) (Dubawi {Ire}), who reverts to this trip for the first time since his juvenile days. Third in the nine-furlong G1 Jebel Hatta at Meydan Mar. 6, the half-brother to Telecaster (GB) (New Approach {Ire}) was in the same spot in the G2 Summer Mile at...

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Europa Kicks Off Saturday Fayre

Saturday's Group 1 action gets underway early in the afternoon, with Cologne's 12-furlong Preis von Europa scheduled for 1 p.m. German time. Hollie Doyle has a gilt-edged opportunity to record a first win at the highest level for the soon-to-be-retired Ed Vaughan as they combine with Anthony Oppenheimer's Dame Malliot (GB) (Champs Elysees {GB}). Impressive on her seasonal bow when capturing Newmarket's G2 Princess of Wales's Tattersalls S. over this trip on July 9, the homebred 4-year-old was in turn justifying the decision to come back again in 2020 even...

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