The first selection on day one of the Arc meeting at ParisLongchamp comes in the Group Two Prix Chaudenay over 1m7f and we are siding with the Irish raider Harbour Wind.
A model of consistency during his career to date making his debut over a mile at Cork in May when getting off the mark at the first time of asking.
Given a gelding operation, he returned in June and was stepped up to 1m2f when half a length behind the winner Pivotal Trigger for Jessica Harrington.
Sent back out 11 days later at Navan over the same trip he got back to winning ways in convincing style when bolting up by seven lengths.
Last seen being stepped up markedly in trip to 1m6f at Leopardstown in the Listed Vinnie Roe Stakes, he revelled in the distance to bolt up again by just under four lengths.
He is versatile when it comes to ground winning on both soft and good ground and stepping up an extra furlong could bring improvement for a yard that went close in the race last year.