Luxembourg to benefit from weight and ground conditions in Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

The 2022 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe has attracted a maximum field of 20 runners.

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LOWER-weighted runners may be the answer when selecting the winner of the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe which has attracted a maximum field of 20 at Longchamp on Sunday.

Mares are weighted at 9st 2lbs, 3lbs less than the 9st 5lbs allotted to their four-years-old and older male rivals. Three-year-olds carry 8st 13lbs, a whopping 6lbs reduction.

This weight allowance and predicted soft ground point towards the Aidan O’Brien-trained Luxembourg, who is taken to land Europe’s late season showpiece.

Luxembourg’s two Group 1 wins have come on the soft ground forecast for Sunday and he is fancied to best the multiple Group 1 winning mare Alpinista and French Derby and Coral Eclipse winner Vadeni.

Selections. 1. Luxembourg 2. Alpinista 3. Vadeni

Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe runners and riders


1 Mishriff (17) 9st 5lbs William Buick
2 Torquator Tasso (18) 9st 5lbs Frankie Dettori
3 Mare Australis (19) 9st 5lbs Bauyrzhan Murzabayev
4 Sealiway (15) 9st 5lbs Mickael Barzalona
5 Alenquer (12) 9st 5lbs Tom Marquand
6 Deep Bond (5) 9st 5lbs Yuga Kawada
7 Broome (14) 9st 5lbs Wayne Lordan
8 Stay Foolish (20) 9st 5lbs Christophe Lemaire
9 Mostahdaf (16) 9st 5lbs Jim Crowley
10 Mendocino (1) 9st 5lbs Rene Piechulek
11 Titleholder (10) 9st 5lbs Kazuo Yokoyama
12 Bubble Gift (13) 9st 5lbs Olivier Peslier
13 Grand Glory (9) 9st 2lbs Maxime Guyon
14 Alpinista (6) 9st 2lbs Luke Morris
15 Vadeni (2) 8st 13lbs Christophe Soumillon
16 Al Hakeem (4) 8st 13lbs Cristian Demuro
17 Onesto (11) 8st 13lbs Stephane Pasquier
18 Westover (7) 8st 13lbs Rob Hornby
19 Do Deuce (3) 8st 13lbs Yutaka Take
20 Luxembourg (8) 8st 13lbs Ryan Moore

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