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Arc de Triomphe: Dettori on the sidelines for first time in 25 years
Group 1 winners Leading Light, Meandre, and Treve were supplemented Thursday for $136,000 to Sunday’s $6.5 million Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp Racecourse in France, a race that will not include jockey Frankie Dettori for the first time in 25 years.
Dettori suffered a fractured ankle at Nottingham, England, on Wednesday. Dettori, who has won the Arc three times, most recently on Marienbard in 2002, is expected to be out for the rest of the year.
The Arc, run over 1 1/2 miles, will have a maximum field of 19 after Thursday’s supplementary stage.
The race is led by Orfevre, the 2012 runner-up, and Treve, the 3-year-old filly who won the Group 1 Prix Vermeille at Longchamp on Sept. 15. Dettori was scheduled to ride Treve and has been replaced by Thierry Jarnet.
English trainer John Gosden is strongly considering a start in the Arc for The Fugue, the 4-year-old filly who beat males in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown, Ireland, on Sept. 7.
Saturday at Longchamp, Gosden runs the undefeated Pomology in the $340,000 Prix de Royallieu for fillies and mares over 1 9/16 miles.
A Kentucky-bred filly who sold for $250,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale in 2011, Pomology won the Group 3 Prix Minerve at Deauville, France, on Aug. 11 in her group stakes debut. A 3-year-old by Arch, Pomology won races earlier this year at Windsor and Kempton Park in England.
In the Prix de Royallieu, Pomology will be ridden by Gerald Mosse and is part of a field of 10. The filly Siljan’s Saga, based in France, is part of the Prix de Royallieu field. She has won two stakes in her last three starts and is capable of winning her first group stakes.
There are three other Group 2 races on Saturday’s Longchamp program, each worth $272,000.
In the Prix Dollar over 1 1/8 miles, Planteur, third in the $10 million Dubai World Cup in March, can win his first group race of 2013. He must beat Cirrus des Aigles, the 7-year-old gelding who won the 2012 Prix Dollar.
The race drew 13 runners, including Maputo, who has won three consecutive starts in England, Germany, and Ireland.
Mshawish, a Kentucky-bred colt who sold for $10,000 at the 2011 Keeneland September yearling sale and was pinhooked for approximately $220,000 at a sale in France in May 2012, can win his first group race in the Prix Daniel Wildenstein.
Mshawish was fourth in the French Derby at Chantilly on June 2 and fourth in the St. James’s Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 8 before winning the Prix de Tourgeville at Deauville in August.
The Prix Daniel Wildenstein drew 18 runners, including Amaron, a Group 1 winner in Italy in 2012 who is winless in three starts this year.
The longest stakes of the day is the Prix Chaudenay over 1 7/8 miles, which drew a field of eight. Valirann, who has won his last three starts, will be favored for trainer Andre Fabre.
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