All eyes were on Sole Power on Saturday, & rightly so after winning impressively last time out after running into some trouble. Hughes had claimed before the race that the extra furlong would present no problem to the Power's seven year old, who is now 0-8 over 6 furlongs. O'Meara's G Force proved too good for the field seeing out the race in style kicking on from the rest just getting up to deny last year's winner, Gordon Lord Byron. Sole Power is likely to head to Prix de L'Abbaye next month & back to his optimum trip of five furlongs.
Klug, trainer of Arc favourite, Sea The Moon sent his star for a run before the big event. Klug warned punters before the race, the horse was "not 100%" but was fairly confident they would be celebrating another group one success. Sea The Moon set a steady gallop & led from the off. When asked for more in the closing stages there was no response after making the running. Ivanhowe proved in-form after powering past the leader. Connections of Ivanhowe are now considering sending the newly listed group one winner to the Ark to take on the stars. Bookmakers boldly axed Sea The Moons price right out to 8/1 from 7/2. Making way for new favourite, last year's winner Treve who dropped a point in price to go 4/1. Come October at Longchamp Sea The Moon will likely get idea conditions with some give in the ground & 8/1 is fantastic value for the German Derby Winner.
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (5th October): 9/2 Treve, 8/1 Taghrooda, 8-1 Australia, 9/1 Just A Way, 9/1 Avenir Certain, 10/1 Sea The Moon, 11/1 Harp Star, 20/1 Gold Ship (EW 1/5 Odds Places 1,2,3)