Arc latest: Brametot back on form ahead of Chantilly date

Tue 26 Sep 2017

By staff

French Guineas and Derby hero Brametot is reported to have been showing the right signs at home ahead of Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.

A cloud had been hanging over him after the first disappointing run of his career when behind Eminent in last month's Prix Guillaume d'Ornano at Deauville, but connections have been happy with what they have been seeing on the gallops recently.

Al Shaqab Racing bought into the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Brametot before he won the Prix du Jockey Club and racing manager Harry Herbert said: "He has only run one poor race in his life and there was a good reason for it.

"He had to be wrong. He just ran no race at all, he didn't even move well to post, and we subsequently found that he had ricked his back.

"He's a different horse how and Rupert Pritchard-Gordon, who looks after Al Shaqab's interests in France, has been very buoyant of late while Jean-Claude has liked what he's seen too.

"Thankfully he looks much better, there are a lot of positives going into the weekend but if there had been no change, we'd have been very worried.

BRAMETOT Brametot was in top form earlier in the season with wins in the French 2000 Guineas and Derby (PA)

"There has been a turnaround, though, and I'd like to think he's going there with a chance."

Brametot is a best-priced 14-1 with Paddy Power.

There have only ever been two German-trained winners of the Arc, but the team behind Prix Foy winner Dschingis Secret are hoping it becomes three.

Star Appeal and the filly Danedream have done their bit for putting German racing on the map and Dschingis Secret heads to Chantilly having beaten Charlie Appleby's Hawkbill and Andre Fabre's Cloth Of Stars on his last two outings.

Dschingis Secret - Adrie De Vries - Prix Foy - Chantilly - FocusOnRacing Prix Foy winner Dschingis Secret will need rain to be seen at his best (PA)

His jockey Adrie de Vries said: "He's in good form, we've just been waiting for a little bit of rain to come because he likes the soft ground. He can't be in better form, we're really pleased with him.

"We don't think about winning as Enable will be very hard to beat, but he goes there with a really good chance.

"He couldn't win any better last time, he didn't have a hard race, he likes the track and we really fancy him.

"You would like to be drawn somewhere in the middle, I don't want to be too far out. Inside to the middle is fine, he's quick from the gate so can go any position. He's really uncomplicated."

Only the outsider Left Hand, who could run in the Prix de l'Opera, was taken out at the latest confirmation stage leaving 19, with Enable expected to be supplemented on Wednesday.

Aidan O'Brien still has seven entries with last year's third-placed runner Order Of St George the shortest of his septet at 11-1.

Ladbrokes reported on Tuesday that Ryan Moore is now just 5-4 from 4-1 to ride the stayer, while he is 11-4 from 7-4 to ride stable companion Winter.

Ladbrokes - Who will Ryan Moore ride in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe? 5-4 Order of St George, 5-2 Capri, 11-4 Winter, 6 Highland Reel, 20 Any other horse (Bets void if no ride).

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