AN exciting Arc weekend awaits of top-class racing on both days and we are all looking forward to seeing Enable run on Sunday in the feature. In these most of difficult of times it would be wonderful to see Enable make history and win the Arc for a third time. Ground conditions are going to be really testing for all the runners and it is hard to see a Waldgeist coming with a late charge to deny her victory this year. From a form perspective, with Love’s defection because of the ground, Enable is rightly a strong favourite and a draw in stall 5 was well received by connections. Deciding on who my each way selection would be has been tricky with both German Derby winner In Swoop and English Derby winner Serpentine having strong claims with the latter my choice.
I am looking forward to two days of fantastic racing from Longchamp.
Have a fantastic weekend
The Wine Tipster.
1.35 Longchamp – Prix Dollar Group 2 (1m 2f)
Glycon won here last month and has form figures of 121 for this season. He continues to progress and has won in testing conditions.
2.15 Longchamp – Prix de Royallieu Group 1 (1m 6f)
Monica Sheriff for the inform William Haggas will relish the supremely testing conditions and looks to have a very solid chance.
Forget the Park Hill at Doncaster, a messy race on ground too quick for her and concentrate on her previous good fourth in the Ebor (on what was her seasonal debut) and her form of last year, when she was twice a winner on the heavy. Guaranteed to stay and really can step up here.
3.25 Longchamp – Prix Daniel Wilderstein Group 2 (1m)
The Revenant hasn’t been seen since finishing second to King Of Change last October at Ascot in the heavy on British Champions Day when suffering his only defeat in five starts in 2019. He has come back from a similarly long break before and won so I expect him to do this again, as this two-time winner of a Group 2 has too much class.
4.00 Longchamp – Prix Du Cadran Group 1 (2m 4f)
Princess Zoe can beat the regular in this race Call The Wind, who won in 2018 and was second last year. Call The Wind is not getting any quicker and takes a bit longer to go through the gears these days. With that, the 3lb Princess Zoe gets could be valuable in this ground and she’s always looked like a real stamina test would suit. Princess Zoe was successful at Galway over 2m1f in July when she cruised up with a very late challenge. She’s a winner in heavy last time out, is really improving, and can upset the likely favourite.
3.05 Longchamp – Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Group 1 (1m 4f)
Enable can make history and take her third Arc. This wonderful six-year-old mare has been lightly campaigned once again with one race in mind and she was always going to found it tough to beat the mighty Ghaiyyath on seasonal debut at Sandown in the Eclipse. In her two subsequent starts she has hardly been put to the test in the King George at Ascot when Sovereign and Japan put up very little opposition, whilst at Kempton she was leagues ahead of her rivals.
The testing conditions will be tough on all the field and her class plus tactical ability will see her past the post in first this year, as I can’t see a Waldgeist in the field. Stall 5 is a good draw too.
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3.50 Longchamp – Prix de l’Opera Group 1 (1m 2f)
Tawkeel can strike for the home team in a cracking renewal with Fancy Blue and Alpine Star in the field. Tawkeel is five from five and last time out won the Nonette in very soft conditions at Deauville after she had been given a break. Whilst not as visually impressive as her Group 1 success at Chantilly back in June she wasn’t given a hard race and there will be more to come this afternoon Her trainer Jean – Claude Rouget has his yard in excellent form too. Unibet are paying AN EXTRA PLACE* on this race. Click here for terms.
4.25 Longchamp – Prix de l’Abbaye Group 1 (5f)
Glass Slippers shows her best form at this time of year and after her second to Battaash at Goodwood she showed her wellbeing when winning the Flying Five at the Curragh (napped in my Unibet blog).
She can repeat last year’s win, which was clearly no fluke. The ground looks very much in her favour and as well Glass Slippers’ main rival Battaash is a non-runner now.
Batwan will relish the ground and won here on resumption of racing at Longchamp. He is worth a small each way wager.
4.55 Longchamp – Prix de la Foret Group 1 (7f)
Safe Voyage (nap) is currently a bigger price than last year’s winner One Master and given the latter has over 3l to make up on their City Of York running (same weights here) and will love this ground he looks so much better value. Safe Voyage has run well all year and on ground with plenty of cut is a genuine Group 1 horse. His pilot Jason Hart gets on so well with Safe Voyage and he showed at York he is not afraid to adopt different tactics.