07/13/2006 11:00PM

Juddmonte has huge day at Longchamp


Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte Farms celebrated Bastille Day in style at Longchamp on Friday, when Rail Link won the Group 1, $625,000 Group 1 Grand Prix de Paris. It was Juddmonte's fourth win of the day, as they had also taken the 1 3/4-mile Group 2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil with Bellamy Cay, the listed Prix de Thiberville with Village Fete, and an allowance race with Enforce.

Trained by Andre Fabre, Rail Link defeated British invader Red Rocks by two lengths in the 1 1/2-mile Grand Prix as the even-money favorite. It was another head back to Sudan in third.

Rail Link and rider Christophe Soumillon covered the 12 furlongs on good ground in 2:26.40.

Newmarket: Les Arcs by a head

Displaying remarkable consistency for a British sprinter, Les Arcs duplicated his Royal Ascot Golden Jubilee Stakes victory with a late-running triumph in the $666,000 July Cup at Newmarket on Friday.

Les Arcs thus becomes the first British-trained sprinter to win two consecutive Group 1 sprints since 2003, when Oasis Dream landed the July Cup and the Nunthorpe Stakes.

Ridden by John Egan for trainer Tim Pitt, Les Arcs held off the late challenge of Iffraaj, prevailing by a head at 10-1, getting the six furlongs in 1:11.16.