Treve came back to her brilliant best when running away with the Arc De Triomphe, she became the first horse since 1978 to win consecutive runnings of the Europe’s richest race.
Full credit must go to her trainer Criquette Head-Maarek who got the brilliant mare back to her very best after looking a shadow of her former self earlier in the year. Treve now must go down as one of the all time great mares and has now been retired.
Kingston Hill did best of the UK trained horses finishing 4th from a horrible draw whilst the unlucky horse of the race was Harp Star who was given a hilarious ride. Held up last for the duration she was at least 30 lengths adrift plum last entering the home straight.
Once finally asked for an effort Harp Star finished like a train and was still full of running passing the winning line, she was beaten just 4 lengths into sixth place and apparently ran the last two furlongs quicker than anything else in the race. Harp Star should have finished second at the very worst with just a half decent ride, it was a huge misjudgement from jockey Yuga Kawada.
Joseph O’Brien will also want to forget his effort on Gleneagles, although horse and rider passed the winning post first he caused interference behind by allowing Gleneagles to drift right. Joseph had his whip in the wrong hand for some distance and should have pulled it through, the French stewards are very strict and had no choice but to demote Gleneagles into 3rd place even though he was clearly the best horse in the race.
Although we had joy with the Arc selections High Jink provided another lovely winner for us when taking the Prix Du Cadran at a nice price of 6-1. I’ve supported this horse for the last few years and mentioned many times he’s been crying out for a front running ride.
The message must have reached Ryan Moore as he ensured High Jinx never saw another horse and made all under a fantastic ride, trainer James Fanshawe reportedly said he was not keen on the idea but let Ryan do his own thing and thank goodness he did.
Interestingly High Jinx is entered at the Newmarket sales at the end of the month, I would love to see him over a hurdle but not sure our budget would buy much of him!
Taking out the Arc picks the last 6 selections on the blog have gone 25-1 won, 6-1 won, 12-1 won, 12-1 EW 2nd, 7-1 EW 2nd 6-1 Won, long may it continue.
Were going shopping in a few weeks at the Newmarket sales so why not spend some of the winnings on a horse with Value Racing Club and enjoy all the benefits of been a racehorse owner. Our club ambassador and Racing UK pundit Mark Howard will be helping with the form and providing as much extra info as possible.
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