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Adayar, Snowfall & Tarnawa clash in 100th Arc


Adayar, Snowfall and Tarnawa are among leading runners in the Arc
Date: Sunday, 3 October Time: 15:05 BST Venue: ParisLongchamp Racecourse
Coverage: Updates on BBC Radio 5 Live

Eight top-level Group One winners are among 14 hopefuls in Sunday’s 100th running of Europe’s richest race, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Adayar will bid to become only the third horse to complete the Derby, King George, Arc treble at ParisLongchamp.

Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby also saddles St Leger winner Hurricane Lane.

Breeders’ Cup Turf victor Tarnawa and Oaks winner Snowfall head a formidable Irish challenge, but Love has been ruled out with a high temperature.

Chrono Genesis and Deep Bond will seek Japan’s first victory in the mile-and-a-half race, which boasts Sea The Stars, Treve and Enable among recent winners.

Arc runners and riders

(Racecard number, draw, name, trainer, jockey, approximate odds)

1 (12) TORQUATOR TASSO (Marcel Weiss) Rene Piechulek 50-1

2 (5) DEEP BOND (Ryuji Okubo) Mickael Barzalona 20-1

3 (7) BROOME (Aidan O’Brien) Yutaka Take 66-1

4 (3) TARNAWA (Dermot Weld) Christophe Soumillon 11-4

5LOVE (Aidan O’Brien) Frankie Dettori NON-RUNNER

6 (15) RAABIHAH (Jean-Claude Roget) Cristian Demuro 22-1

7 (14) CHRONO GENESIS (Takashi Saito) Oisin Murphy 12-1

8 (1) MOJO STAR (Richard Hannon) Rossa Ryan 50-1

9 (13) BABY RIDER (Pascal Bary) Ioritz Mendizabal 125-1

10 (11) ADAYAR (Charlie Appleby) William Buick 3-1

11 (2) HURRICANE LANE (Charlie Appleby) James Doyle

12 (10) SEALIWAY (Franck Blondel) Cedric Rosse 40-1

13 (8) ALENQUER (William Haggas) Tom Marquand 18-1

14 (6) BUBBLE GIFT (Mikel Delzangles) Gerald Mosse 100-1

15 (9) SNOWFALL (Aidan O’Brien) Ryan Moore 9-2

‘A great race’ in store

Appleby is seeking his first Arc as Adayar looks to repeat a treble only completed previously by Mill Reef in 1971 and Lammtarra in 1995.

“There’s no horse unbeaten going into that Arc, so we’re all singing off the same hymn sheet, and it’s going to be a great race,” he said.

The going is expected to be very soft and trainer Roger Varian withdrew the 20-1 chance Teona on Thursday because of the wet conditions.

Snowfall, a record 16-length winner of the Oaks at Epsom in June under Frankie Dettori, will be ridden this time by Ryan Moore.

Dettori had been lined up to partner Love, but is set to miss out on his 33rd ride in the Arc.

Recent Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winners include Sottsass in 2020

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