Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Grade 1, ParisLongchamp 15:05
€4,999,999 added,
3yo plus,
1m 4f, Class 1    
Sunday 6th October 2019

Enable will attempt to lift the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe for an unprecedented third successive year after another brilliant performance in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York.

Trainer John Gosden said: “It was a gorgeous performance from her. She was quick from the gates, and there’s no point taking her back, so I said to Frankie if she’s out there let her float away.

“She was drawn one, and there was no point complicating it and disappointing her, we should let her go and do her own thing.

“She cruised round there and really quickened the last two (furlongs) – she really turned it on. It’s a long way in front – a mile and a half round the Knavesmire.

“Magical came to her, but she found a lot in the last two furlongs – to that extent she showed her class, and it was a good performance.

“She likes her training and she likes her racing, which is why I didn’t want a massive gap to the Arc.

“She’s not a filly that likes to be let all the way down, so between the King George and the Arc was too big a gap – she prefers to be let down a little, and then brought back up for a race.

“This was a lovely prep for her, a gorgeous race in its own right, and we couldn’t be more pleased with her.”

He added: “This was a nice stepping stone to the Arc, but I’m very aware of the three-year-old colts. We saw a nice one win here (on Wednesday) in Japan, and Jean-Claude (Rouget) has a nice horse (Sottsass) who won the Prix du Jockey Club – I thought he looked exceptional.

“She’s got tough competition from the three-year-old boys – and there’s always going to be a sneaky three-year-old filly in there, that’s for sure.

“If she runs back to what she did in the Arc as a three-year-old, which she looks like she is showing today, she might by tough to beat, but I do emphasise ‘watch out for the three-year-olds’.

Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Magical was finding Enable too good for the fourth time.

O’Brien said: “She ran very well, it was her first run back, and we are delighted with her.

“I’m not sure (where next). She has a lot of options, and we’ll see how she is when we bring her back.

“She could go to Leopardstown or something like that.”

On the brilliance of Enable, O’Brien said: “Absolutely, she’s unbelievable.”

Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe
€4,999,999 added, 3yo plus, 1m 4f, Class 1
84 remaining entries
Going:

NO. FORM HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY
1             Amur 9 9-5 C Scandella - - -
2 01512- Benbatl 5 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor
3 11118- Best Solution 5 9-5 Saeed bin Suroor
4 141-68 Blast Onepiece 4 9-5 Masahiro Otake
5 40-536 Capri 5 9-5 A P O'Brien
6 2-1112 Crystal Ocean 5 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute
7 /115-6 Elwazir 4 9-5 Owen Burrows
8 21-21 Fierement 4 9-5 Takahisa Tezuka
9 5-2225 Flag Of Honour 4 9-5 A P O'Brien
10 43-124 Folamour 4 9-5 A Fabre
11 36-111 French King 4 9-5 H-A Pantall
12 1/1-13 Ghaiyyath 4 9-5 Charlie Appleby
13 317-22 Kew Gardens 4 9-5 A P O'Brien
14 25-22 Kiseki 5 9-5 Katsuhiko Sumii
15 0-3442 Latrobe 4 9-5 Joseph Patrick O'Brien
NR 131-56 Masar 4 9-5 Charlie Appleby NON RUNNER
17 69-258 Matchwinner 8 9-5 J M Snackers
18 44-132 Nagano Gold 5 9-5 Vaclav Luka Jr
19 15-117 Old Persian 4 9-5 Charlie Appleby
20 9-1374 Salouen 5 9-5 Sylvester Kirk
21 41132 Silverwave 7 9-5 F Vermeulen
22 11-111 Stradivarius 5 9-5 John Gosden
23 59-223 Study Of Man 4 9-5 P Bary
24 55-13 Waldgeist 5 9-5 A Fabre
25 322-41 Coronet 5 9-2 John Gosden
26 111-11 Enable 5 9-2 John Gosden
27 23-163 Lah Ti Dar 4 9-2 John Gosden
28 211-73 Ligne D'Or 4 9-2 A Fabre
29 253220 Magic Wand 4 9-2 A P O'Brien
30 -11122 Magical 4 9-2 A P O'Brien
31 3-1116 Morgan Le Faye 5 9-2 A Fabre
32 162-22 Musis Amica 4 9-2 A Fabre
33 9-1120 Anthony Van Dyck 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
34 215 Ballet Russe 3 8-13 A Fabre
35 2-1146 Broome 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
36 -14083 Cape Of Good Hope 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
37 4-1612 Circus Maximus 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
38 23-346 Dschingis First 3 8-13 Markus Klug
39 1-1 Dubai Warrior 3 8-13 John Gosden
40 32-113 Flop Shot 3 8-13 A Fabre
41 1-4311 Japan 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
42 3-147 Kasaman 3 8-13 M Delzangles
43 1323 Khagan 3 8-13 A Fabre
44 111-79 Line of Duty 3 8-13 Charlie Appleby
45 -53110 Lion Lion 3 8-13 Mikio Matsunaga
46 121-15 Magna Grecia 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
47 -28718 Mohawk 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
48 1113 Motamarris 3 8-13 F Head
49 6212- Mount Everest 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
50 -28937 Norway 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
51 11-112 Persian King 3 8-13 A Fabre
NR 2-1721 Roger Barows 3 8-13 Katsuhiko Sumii NON RUNNER
53 1-3154 Roman Candle 3 8-13 A Fabre
54 -44090 Royal Marine 3 8-13 Saeed bin Suroor
55 11- Royal Meeting 3 8-13 Saeed bin Suroor
56 115 Sir Dragonet 3 8-13 A P O'Brien
57 11-102 Slalom 3 8-13 A Fabre
58 1269 So Chivalry 3 8-13 Jean-Pierre Carvalho
59 41-511 Sottsass 3 8-13 J-C Rouget
60 21-130 Starmaniac 3 8-13 C Laffon-Parias
61 31-138 Surfman 3 8-13 Roger Varian
62 -12516 Technician 3 8-13 Martyn Meade
63 -22311 Too Darn Hot 3 8-13 John Gosden
64 2210 Zarkallani 3 8-13 A De Royer-Dupre
65 111- Quorto 3 8-12 Charlie Appleby
66 11-14 Saturnalia 3 8-12 Katsuhiko Sumii
67 3-2301 Sovereign 3 8-12 A P O'Brien
68 110 Amarena 3 8-9 S Kobayashi
69 9-111 Anapurna 3 8-9 John Gosden
70 61-110 Cartiem 3 8-9 J-C Rouget
71 2111 Channel 3 8-9 F-H Graffard
72 137 Dariyza 3 8-9 A De Royer-Dupre
73 1-0322 Fleeting 3 8-9 A P O'Brien
74 2-1129 Hermosa 3 8-9 A P O'Brien
75 3-1188 Maqsad 3 8-9 William Haggas
76 -11712 Mehdaayih 3 8-9 John Gosden
77 100 No One 3 8-9 Kazuhide Sasada
78 11284 Phoceene 3 8-9 F Rossi
79 5-1233 Pink Dogwood 3 8-9 A P O'Brien
80 3-1108 Platane 3 8-9 C Laffon-Parias
81 4513 Sea Of Faith 3 8-9 William Haggas
82 1 Secret Walk 3 8-9 A Fabre
83 15 Shamiyla 3 8-9 A De Royer-Dupre
84 1116 Siyarafina 3 8-9 A De Royer-Dupre
85 6-1311 Star Catcher 3 8-9 John Gosden
86 131-47 Wonderment 112 3 8-9 N Clement