Commitments for the Arc Trials of the main preparatory meeting for the Qatar weekend Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr1), Sunday, September 15, were received Wednesday morning at France Galop.
The main actors expected during this dress rehearsal were present at the start of Qatar Prix Vermeille (Gr1), Foy (Gr2) and Niel (Gr2).
The three races are contested on the same course as the Arc, the 2,400 meters of the Great Track of ParisLongchamp.
The “Vermeille” is a Group 1 reserved for women over 3 years old. The girls are strongly engaged since 19 of them are now facing six of their eldest, led by Magical (Galileo). The Irishman has just tried to give the answer to the champion Enable in the Yorkshire Oaks (Gr1), on this distance to York, August 22 last. She is accompanied by another resident of Aidan O’Brien, Magical Wand (Galileo), second in this race last year behind Kitesurf, then in the Prix de l’Opéra Longine (Gr1).
Among the youngest, there are the winners of the four classics French, English, Irish and German, namely Channel (Nathaniel), Anapurna (Frankel), Star Catcher (Sea the Stars) and Diamanta (Maxios).
In the 3-year-old males of Qatar Prix Niel (Gr2), it is another classic parade that looms among the 19 entries: Sottsass (Siyouni) must try 2,400 meters for his return, more than three months after his success in the QIPCO Prix du Jockey Club (Gr1),
Slalom (Intello), second in the Juddmonte Grand Prix of Paris (Gr1) of Japan, who has since confirmed in York, and Anthony van Dyck (Galileo), winner of the Derby of Epsom in search of rehabilitation are in the game. There is also the impressive Logician (Frankel), but the winner of the Great Voltigeur Stakes (Gr2) last week in York will rather go the previous Saturday, September 14 in Doncaster try his luck in the St.Leger (Gr1).
The Qatar Prix Foy (Gr2) is open only to older horses regardless of sex. Fourteen contenders are involved, including Frenchman Waldgeist (Galileo), fourth in Arc 2018 after winning the same race and so pleasant when he finished third in the Enable King George Stakes (Gr1) of Ascot. July … The Japanese Kiseki (Rulership) starts in France in this Prix Foy. This is the winner of the Japanese St.Leger in 2017, often placed at the best level in Japan. The stayer Way to Paris (Champs Elysees) tries again luck on the classic distance after having succeeded on longer.
Two other Group races are scheduled for this Sunday of feast, the Qatar Prix du Petit Couvert (Gr3) over a thousand meters to prepare the Longchamp Longines Abbey Award (Gr1) and the Qatar Pin Award (Gr3) on 1,400 meters to go to Qatar Forest Award (Gr1) on this same course.
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