RACING POST MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26th to SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd 2011
RACING POST WEEK MONDAY SEPTEMBER 26th to SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd 2011
TODAY’S RACECARDS Ffos Las, Hamilton, Bath, and Roscommon.
THE BIG ARC COUNTDOWN STARTS TODAY
TO BE RUN AT LONGCHAMP IN PARIS ON SUNDAY OCTOBER 2nd 2011http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g187147-i14-k2991122-Prix_de_l_Arc_de_Triomphe_Longchamp-Paris_Ile_de_France.html
INTERVIEW ALAIN DE ROYER-DUPRE
MY PAIR OF ACES "Alain de Royer-Dupre talks about his star duo SARAFINA and RELIABLE MAN.
"SCOTT BURTON meets a trainer who has drawn on decades of experience to plot an Arc campaign for SARAFINA and RELIABLE MAN. Preparing his two star pupils to reach the top of the class.
“Moments before Arc favourite SARAFINA blew away her opposition in the Prix Corrida at St- Cloud in May, Alain de Royer-Dupre could be seen pacing the balcony behind the owners’ private boxes, craning his neck for a view of the television pictures through the press box window, a view surely far less revealing than the one afforded by his binoculars. Now, as I pick my way past a pair of dozing Labradors before entering his dining room, he appears once again in a state of nervous anxiety ……
JON LEES and DESMOND STONEHAM
"SNOW backed to reign in Arc as Paris bathes in sunshine.
“FRANKIE DETTORI’S proud unbroken run of involvement in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe looks set to continue, with the jockey first in line to partner SNOW FAIRY if she gets the nod for Longchamp on Sunday. But at the same time the rain-free weather forecast for Paris was heightening DETTORI’S prospects of making his 24th consecutive appearance in Europe’s most prestigious all - age race, it was threatening to undermine the challenge of not only NATHANIEL, whose trainer John Gosden would prefer ground with some juice, but RELIABLE MAN, who was yesterday eased a point to 7-1 by Stan James. …..
“Average temperatures for the rest of the week in Paris are set to hover around 26c and
Longchamp’s clerk of the course Christian Delporte said yesterday “There is forecast to be no
rain at Longchamp until after the weekend. We will water the track, probably on Tuesday or
NICKY HENDERSON OWNERS’ DAY THE 2011/12 JUMPING SEASON, PEEPING THROUGH THE AUTUMN SUNSHINE AT SEVEN BARROWS - PLUS ALL THE LATEST on LONG RUN …… and the rest of his team in an extensive stable special
RODNEY MASTERS runs the rule over the parade of strong talent on show at
Seven Barrows , Gold Cup Hero LONG RUN has strengthened over the summer, and is likely to have a ‘home’ game on his local course at Newbury sandwiched between attempts to replicate last season’s wins in the William Hill King George v1 Chase and Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup.
“Nicky Henderson told 275 guests at his annual owners’ day in Lambourn yesterday that the Grade 2 Aon Chase over 3 miles in February was likely to feature as part of LONG RUN’S post-Christmas schedule.
“With Tony McCoy and Barry Geraghty looking on in admiration , a noticeably stronger LONG RUN concluded the Seven Barrows parade of 90 horses. …..
Horseracing In Paris
ALL ROADS LEAD TO THE ARC IN THE RACING POST THIS WEEK
TOMORROW THREE IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
"Three-year-olds have won 14 of the last 17 challenges to win the Arc. We look into the reasons for the Classic generation’s dominance.
WEDNESDAY THE FINAL PREPERATIONS
"French correspondent SCOTT BURTON reports from the gallops as the field takes shape.
THURSDAY SO FAR SO BAD
"We ask Australian racing experts whether SO YOU THINK will find the 12 furlongs of the Arc too big a test of his stamina.
FRIDAY SUN AND SEINE
“If your off to Paris this weekend our writers pass on some tips for what makes the city so special.
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WHAT A WEEKEND
"Great racing wherever you look, culminating with the big one on Sunday-PRICEWISE (The Punters Champion) leads our expert team of tipsters into battle with the bookies.
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