Three Performances From The Weekend - 05/10/20


The big race of the weekend was the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and although Enable could only finish sixth, the headlines were all about Sottsass for trainer Jean-Claude Rouget.

Having finished third in the race last season and having a fair season to date he went off as the third favourite for the event, but with the testing conditions he handled them best to win the race.

The four year old managed to hang in to the final stages with In Swoop making a late charge up the rail but having won the race by a neck it was one of he performances of the weekend.

One Master

One Master is a mare of a lifetime for William Haggas landing her third straight Prix de la Foret, with the six year old being one of the best horses of her generation over seven furlongs on heavy ground.

The mare was taking on Earthlight for Andre Fabre and Safe Voyage for John Quinn who beat her last time they met but at Longchamp, a track One master Loves she got back to winning ways in emphatic style.

This season she has been an unlucky loser in her previous two events, beaten in the City Of York Stakes, then getting beaten again in a photo-finish in the Park Stakes at Doncaster.

However, the Arc meeting has seen her give her best performances to date and once again on Sunday she produced the goods.

Princess Zoe

Finally, one of the other big stories of the weekend came on Saturday when the Tony Mullins trained Princess Zoe went from being a Galway specialist to a Group One winner.

The five year old has been super consistent all season long, finishing second on seasonal debut off a mark of 64 and then winning four straight races in a row at Galway.

With that in mind, Mullins tried her up in trip to 2m4f in the Group One Prix du Cadran and taking on some smart French runners the super mare stayed on the best of the rest to take the event.

There has been a great story behind her since she started the season and her connections were over the moon to see her land her first ever black type race.