Who To Follow On Day One Of The Prix de l'Arc De Triomphe Meeting 2022

James Mackie | @JMackieRacing

Longchamp - September 30 2022
Longchamp 14:25
Ryan Moore


J: Ryan Moore
T: A P O'Brien
Age: 4
Weight: 9-2
Days: 20

The feature race of the afternoon is the Group One Prix du Cadran over 2m4f and we can't look past the favourite Kyprios who will be looking to keep his unbeaten streak going.

Running twice as a juvenile winning on debut over 1m 1/2f at Galway, he then went to Newmarket in the 1m2f Zetland Stakes and found it tough on just his second start.

Only ran twice as a three year old, he again won on seasonal debut at Cork and was then sent to Lingfield in the Listed Derby Trial at Lingfield where he didn't handle the very soft ground conditions.

He seems to have now come into his own as a four year old winning both his starts this term, starting over 1m6f in the Listed Vintage Crop Stakes at Navan.

Improving again for that run he went to Leopardstown and took the Group Three Levmoss Stakes by 14 lengths, to really put himself in the mix for the Gold Cup.

Since then he has extended his unbeaten record to five races, landing a hat-trick of Group One events, starting with the Group One at Royal Ascot, then the Goodwood Cup at Glorious Goodwood and then last time out on Irish Champions Weekend when landing the Group One Irish St Leger.

The soft ground is against him but he holds by far the best form in the race and should be tough to beat.


Trainer To Follow - Jean-Claude Rouget

French trainer Jean-Claude Rouget could be set for a big weekend at ParisLongchamp with some big chances in the Arc but he could kickstart the weekend on the Saturday with two huge chances.

His first chance of the afternoon comes from Lassaut in the Group Two Prix Dollar with this three year old holding some classy form and his price of 13/2 looks value.

An even better chance for the Frenchman comes from Erevann in the Group Two Prix Daniel Wildenstein with the three year old the clear favourite for the race.

Rouget heads into the weekend sporting a strike rate of 19% for the last two weeks, managing to land four winners from his last 21 runners.

Jockey To Follow - Ryan Moore

Leading British rider Ryan Moore could be set for a good day at ParisLongchamp on the first day of the Arc meeting with a handful of smart rides.

In the opener he sits on the game Al Qareem for Karl Burke with the extra few furlongs set to suit this horses and he looks slightly overpriced.

He sits on Emily Dickinson in the first Group One of the day who will handle the trip and might appreciate some cut in the ground.

Two of Moore's best rides of the day comes in his next few races with Denmark looking to have a big chance in the Haras de Bouquetot and then in the feature Group One Prix du Cadran Kyprios is looking to stay unbeaten.

Moore finishes the afternoon riding Grocer Jack for William Haggas in the Prix Dollar and Glounthane for Aidan O'Brien in the Prix Daniel Wildenstein.