Who To Follow At Longchamp On Sunday - 03/10/21

Longchamp - October 02 2021
Longchamp 14:05
William Buick


William Buick
Charlie Appleby
Age: 3
Weight: 8-13
Days: 71

Adayar represents high flying Group 1 specialists Charlie Appleby and William Buick in the feature race of the day, and their 3yo colt was off the mark at the 2nd time of asking with a dominant 9 length victory upon soft ground at Nottingham (8.5f).

He was subsequently saved for this season and made his return in the Group Three Classic Trial at Sandown in April and finished a staying on second behind a nice type for William Haggas.

He was then stepped up in trip for the Listed Derby Trial (11.5f) at Lingfield and finished a fair second behind Third Realm who was better on the day.

With his form falling short this year, he was overlooked to begin with for the Epsom Derby (12f) but the closer the race came the more that punters latched onto him and in the end he went on to win easily by close to five lengths under a superb ride by Adam Kirby, beating the likes of Mojo Star and Hurricane Lane.

From there it was all systems go to the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes where he managed to see of the smart Mishriff and Love to take that Group One.

He sets some of the best form standards over 1m4f this season and the market seems to like him.


Trainer to follow - Charlie Appleby

Boasting not one but two of the main threats in the highlight race of the day, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, Charlie Appleby is very much the man to follow on Sunday.

Adayar and Hurricane Lane have seen plenty market support ahead of the big race and each look set for huge runs in the contest, boasting some of the top form on offer prior to their runs.

Appleby wouldn't be unreasonable to hope for a 1-2 in the contest with his stable stars battling it out and would be nothing short of disappointed to not see one of them get their head in front.

The trainer also sees Noble Truth in the 13:50 and Space Blues in the lucky last, competing for their handler at the meeting, each holding strong claims of their own.

Jockey to follow - Olivier Peslier

Olivier Peslier is one of Frances top flat jockeys who boasts multiple wins at the highest level all over the world.

The jockey is in good form heading into Sunday's Longchamp meeting with a 20% strike rate across the last 14 days.

He is a regular winner at the track and will be hoping to claim further victories on board some key rides on Sunday with his two best coming back to back in the 15:50 and 16:25.

Sibila Spain remains lightly raced and looks sure to relish the step back into a Group 1 after Peslier impressively rode her to a dominant Listed victory here at Longchamp last time out.

Suesa, his 16:25 mount, holds leading claims thanks to an impressive soft ground 3 length victory in a Group 2 at Goodwood on her penultimate start; Peslier will be hoping to land her first Group 1 and has a 3 from 3 record when doing the steering on board.