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Hurricane Lane is set to join Godolphin stablemate Adayar in what is shaping up to be a blockbuster Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday.
The St Leger winner will be partnered by James Doyle for the first time at the Paris track after it was reported that he came through his final gallop in fine fettle. Paddy is offering antepost odds of 6/1 that the Frankel colt adds a fourth Group 1 to his CV.
Epsom Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Adayar is second in the early betting at 11/4 behind favourite Tarnawa after overcoming a minor setback that ruled him out of the Prix Niel two weeks ago.
Trainer Charlie Appleby said: “After discussions after the gallops yesterday, we’re very confident that if we have a good week this week, we have two horses going to the Arc in great shape.
“We’re excited, with this being the 100th Arc, having two colts going into it with the profiles they have.
“Adayar, an impressive Derby winner, who went on to win the King George, and Hurricane Lane, who could create history by winning the St Leger and the Arc, something that hasn’t been done (in the same year).”
While history may be against Hurricane Lane, Appleby’s charge has already won over course and distance when landing the Grand Prix de Paris on his favoured soft ground in July.
Only the ground conditions could prove a problem for Hurricane Lane’s participation, although the weather for next weekend is looking encouraging.
“There is a bit of rain forecast during the week, and that will suit us,” Appleby said.
“The only negative I can give regarding Hurricane Lane’s participation is were it to become fast ground. That would be a discussion that would have to take place nearer the time.”
Godolphin’s leading jockey William Buick has opted to ride Adayar in the Longchamp blockbuster.
“It’s a hard choice but William is confident he’s picking the right horse,” Appleby said. “I’m always happy for jockeys to be able to choose the horse they would like to ride. That means they have confidence in the horse and they take that into the race.”
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Antepost Odds
The remainder of Paddy’s antepost market for the 2021 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is priced from 25/1 to 66/1.
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