The first big race of the afternoon on day one of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe meeting is the Group Two Chaudenay over 1m7f and fresh off the back of his win on Irish Champions weekend, Duke De Sessa looks a big player stepping up in trip.
A winner on his final start as a juvenile last term when taking the Group Three Eyrefield Stakes over 9f at Leopardstown ahead of some nice horses, he has found this season tough.
Finishing third on seasonal debut in the Group Three Ballysax Stakes, he was then well beaten in the Derby Trail at Leopardstown.
Getting back to form at the Curragh in a decent Group Three event when second behind Aikhal, he was last seen up to 1m4f in the Group Three Paddy Power Stakes and got up close home ahead of some talented horses.
Up a further three furlongs this afternoon his pedigree suggests he will revel in the trip and off the evidence of his last run the further he goes the better he is.