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Longchamp has 7 Group 1 races on offer today, they include the Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe, Prix de L’Abbaye & Prix de la Foret amongst them. It signals the end of the French Flat season & with the 100th running of the Arc, it gives someone a chance at history…
Charlie, Jamie & Rich will try & give you the best coverage of the card, we also go HEAD TO HEAD in the BIG race at 3.05 ( Which is LIVE on ITV)
We have taken 2 races each…. ALL 7 Group 1 races on the Card, including the Arabian Group 1….
1.15 – Prix Marcel Boussac (Fillies) Group 1 – 2yo Only – 1m…. Rich
Zellie – Wootton Bassett X Sarai – WINNER 4/1SP
3 wins & 2 places from his 5 starts in her debut season
Landed a 7f Deauville Listed Stakes in July before 2 runner up spots.
In August she finished 1 & 1/2 lengths behind Oscula in Group 3 company & Last time out she finished 1 & 1/2 lengths behind Fleur D’Iris on September 9th over C&D. Her form on very soft ground is 2 from 2 & Wootton Bassett love the mud…. EACH WAY
1.50 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere – Group 1 – 2yo Only – 7f…. – Jamie
France’s championship 2yo race sees a field of 9 going to post. The heavy ground will hinder some more than others and my selection Accakaba has won on soft ground (last time out) and remains unbeaten. Accakaba, a daughter of Acclamation is 4/4 and she progressed from the provincial racecourses of France onto the main stage of Deauville, where she did just enough to win a G3 last time out beating Fleur D’Iris who boosted the form next time out and goes in the Boussac today. That form on soft ground gives her a chance, as well as the 3lb weight allowance she receives which could make a big difference on tiring deep ground today. It is also significant that connections have chosen this race over the Prix Marcel Boussac. Ebro River is a worthy favourite and Coolmore’s Ancient Rome is another big danger. 4TH
2.25 Arabian World Cup – Group 1 – 3yo Plus – 1m 2f…. – Rich
Ebraz – Amer X Massamarie 8yo horse.
2 runs in 2021 have yielded 2 wins. Landed an Arabian 1m 1f 97yds Group 3 at La Test De Buch by 3/4’s of a length in July before finally landing a Group 1 race over C&D, which was a 2nd C&D win. He beat Artemis by a head in the Group 1 Dragon Arab Stakes.
Winner of this race in 2019 & was 3rd last year…. 4TH
3.05 Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe – Group 1 – 3yo Plus – 1m 4f…
HEAD TO HEAD….
A star studded field of 15 line up to try and capture Europe’s most glittering prize. Deep ground has made it a bit more tricky for punters but I am still siding with Snowfall who bombed away to win the Oaks on soft ground. It will be even more testing today at Longchamp but I think the dual Oaks winner has the weaponry to cope with such conditions. A surprising defeat in the Prix Vermielle wasn’t the ideal prep but I think Aidan O’Brien will have left something to work on and I expect Snowfall to be back to her best today, which she will need to be. A replcation of that Epsom performance would put her with a major chance. 3yo Fillies have a great record in this race too, I am hopeful. Godolphin pair Adayar & Hurricane Lane command respect while Tarnawa has been laid out for this race and has won on heavy. What a race folks, enjoy!
Alenquer – Adlerflug X Wild Blossom 3yo Colt.
2 wins from 4 runs in 2021 with 2 places. Made a winning return in April at Sandown in the Group 3 (1m 2f) Classic Trial, beating Adayar by 1/2 a length (Winner of Derby & King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes) before landing the Group 2 King Edward VII Stakes in the Mud at Ascot by 1 & 1/2 lengths in June, having returned from a 56 day break.
He stepped in to Group 1 company over C&D in July when finishing 3rd of 11 to Hurricane Lane in the Grand Prix De Paris (since landed the St Leger Stakes) by 7 & 1/2 lengths before finishing runner up to Mishriff, by 6 lengths (1m 2f) in the Juddmonte International in August.. EACH WAY
Selection – Raabihah – Sea The Stars X Garmoosha filly, has had 10 starts winning 4 times on ground ranging from good to heavy. Although has only won 1 time from 4 visits to longchamp has finished 2nd here twice. Comes here off the back of a win at Deauville in a group 2 on the 22nd August when beating Joie De Soir by 2 and 1/2 lengths with Valia a short neck behind in 3rd. Currently available at around 28-1 and is an eachway selection.
ALL 3 UNPLACED – 80/1 winner
3.50 Prix de l’Opera – Fillies’ & Mares’ Group 1 – 3yo Plus – 1m 2f…. – Charlie
Selection – Sibila Spain– Frankel X L’Ancresse filly who has won 3 of her 5 starts on ground ranging from good to heavy. Has only raced here on 2 occasions beginning on the 24th May this year when finishing 4th behind Incarville in the Group 1 Prix Saint Alary over 1m 2f, only 2 heads and 1/2 length separated the 1st 4 home that day on Very Soft Ground. More recently won here on the 2nd September when beating Omina Munda Mundis by 2 and 1/2 lengths with Light Stars a further length behind in 3rd. Currently available at around 6-1 and is an each way selection due to being drawn wide. UNPLACED
.4.25 Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp – Group 1 – 2yo Plus – 5f…. – Jamie
Softening ground conditions will be music to the ears of the connections of Suesa, who has proved herself to be the top French sprinter this season with group race victories at Chantilly (soft) & Goodwood (good to soft). Suesa is a worthy favourite and despite the draw bias working against her I can envisage Oliver Peslier swooping down the outside late in the day. It was a great effort to finish fourth in the Nunthorpe last time out on ground that was too quick for Suesa, she has ground to make up on Winter Power from that day but the ground is now in Francois Rohaut’s 3yo Fillies favour and if she is in top form then she will give us a good run for our money today.
5.00 Prix de la Foret – Group 1 – 3yo Plus – 7f…. – Charlie
Selection – Sagamiyra – Sea The Moon X Saghaniya filly. Has had 10 carer starts and won 6 times on ground ranging from good to heavy. Won a Group 3 here last time out when beating Axdavali by 1 length with Speak Of The Devil a short neck behind in 3rd. Has a tough task facing the inform Space Blues today who has won 9 times from 17 starts, but at 11/2 at time of writing Sagamiyra could outrun that price in the testing conditions.
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Good Luck – The Arseonlineracing Team