Arc Day Tips and Previews Sunday

IT’S THE ARC DE TRIOMPHE IN PARIS ON SUNDAY! I’ve covered all 4 races live on ITV Racing this afternoon (all of which are Group 1s)

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ITV Racing Sunday Schedule

1.15 Longchamp Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (Grand Criterium) (Group 1) 7f
1.50 Longchamp Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac – Criterium des Pouliches (Group 1) 1m
2.25 Longchamp Qatar Arabian World Cup (Group 1) 1m2f
3.05 Longchamp Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Group 1) 1m4f

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Longchamp 1.15

This looks between the top 2 in the betting and I like SHARTASH for Johnny Murtagh. This Invincible Spirit colt beat Blackbeard at the Curragh earlier in the season. He has been beaten the last twice but he bumped into Little Big Bear and Persian Force in the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes before finishing third to Al Riffa and Proud And Regal in the Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes. His form is rock solid and if he can find further improvement he will take a lot of beating here under Ben Coen.

The Antarctic continues to run well having won at Deauville back in August. He was 2 lengths behind Blackbeard and Persian Force in the Prix Morny so that is form that ties in closely with the selection. He was again second to Blackbeard in the Middle Park and looks the obvious danger. Tigrais is unexposed but her form is nowhere near as strong as the two mentioned above.

Longchamp 1.50

A really open Marcel Boussac this year which seems more like a Group 2 than a Group 1. I am going side with Christopher Head’s filly BLUE ROSE CEN who has won every race she has run on soft ground. This includes her last win over course and distance which would have set her up for this race. If in the same form she will go close and is a nice each way price at around 7/1.

Kelina and Habana are both unknowns and could really be anything coming into this 2 from 2 so you can’t discount them. They may just lack the experience. Wed is probably the biggest danger if getting the mile on this ground but still has to prove herself that is why the selection looks overpriced as she ticks all the boxes.

Longchamp 2.25

A hard race to dissect as I don’t know a great deal about the form with it being an Arabian race. I’m going to stick with a filly in rude health in the shape of LADY PRINCESS. She made it 4 wins in a row at Goodwood and that race is usually a good pointer to this. Jim Crowley has been booked for the ride and 9/2 seems a fair price about her chances here. She holds Teema as well. The latter actually looks good value to hit the frame.

The danger might be Hoggar De L’ardus though with Barzalona in the saddle. He wasn’t at his best here last time in the Prix Dragon Stakes but if bouncing back has some decent form to his name so it’s understandable to see him as second favourite. Hattal is also consistent so would have claims too.

Longchamp 3.05

This could be another muddling Arc with the ground likely to be very testing which doesn’t suit many of these which is a shame. I think ONESTO could be a tad overlooked at a double-figure price considering he was only half a length behind the favourite Luxembourg last time. That was his first run since July so it should have put him spot on for this . He won his only race at this trip over course and distance as well and will handle the soft ground. He should run a big race from a draw of 11.

Luxembourg is the main danger but he is under half the price and they have said he won’t want it too soft which it might very well be. Apinista is a horse we love but is at her best on a sound surface. Last years winner Toquator Tasso will handle the ground fine and will be coming very late again from stall 18 which is why he is harder to back here or probably would have backed him. Vadeni has the form to go well but has to prove he stays. Westover like last years winner is a tad overlooked here as you can put a line through his Ascot run for going to free and I wouldn’t be surprised if he goes very well.

Longchamp 3.05

Onesto 11/1 each way

Longchamp Tips

Here are my tips for all the races in France this afternoon including a NAP and NB.