22 Left In Arc After Latest Forfeit Stage


22 horses have been left in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after the latest forfeit stage for the Group One event, with all the big names still in the mix for Sunday's feature.

Enable is the headline entry with the six year old looking for her third win in the race after being narrowly defeated in her third consecutive bid by Waldgeist.

The six year old this season has been as consistent as ever, starting her campaign in the Coral Eclipse just being denied by the Godolphin star Ghaiyyath but it acted as a perfect prep run for the Group 1 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes, which she landed for the third time in her career.

She headed Kempton last time out where she was a strong winner off the group Three September Stakes and she used that contest as a prep race when landing her second Arc in 2018.

She will be taking on a superb field of runners that will make it arguably her toughest race to date with Aidan O'Brien sending a very strong team over to Paris.

He currently has the favourite for the event with Love who has landed all three of her races to date including three Group Ones and two of them being British Classics.

O'Brien also is set to field the expensive Mogul who landed the Grand Prix de Paris last time out and alongside him Japan and Sovereign should make it a strong contest.

Joseph O’Brien could be well represented having just landed the St Leger and National Stakes the Group One winning trainer will be looking for more black type glory with Buckhurst, Crossfirehurricane, Thames River, Degraves and New York Girl all still in with a chance of running.

After Andre Fabre broke Enable's heart last year he will look to do the same again with Persian King who was last seen beating Pinatubo in the Prix du Moulin and is stepping up in trip 10 1m4f for the first time.

Another of the big home hopes is Jean-Claude Rouget’s filly Raabihah who was last seen behind Tarnawa for Dermot Weld in the Group One Prix Vermeille, who is also entered.

Other names of note are Third in the race last term Sottsass, Group Two winner in France Telecaster, Way To Paris and Deirdre for Japan.