Longchamp

  • 13:30 Qatar Prix Niel 1m 3f 204y

  • Winner €74,373 2nd €28,133 3rd €13,975 4th €6,396
  • Going: Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:32:32
13:30 Longchamp Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Kizuna (JPN) 6/1
2nd Ruler Of The World (IRE) 11/2
3rd Ocovango 10/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (9) 1211 Green body, rose epaulettes, white arms, rose cap Flintshire 64
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-2 A Fabre M Guyon 13/82.62
2 (4) 44451 Green body, rose epaulettes, white arms, rose cap Preempt 15
3 9-2 P Bary T Thulliez 150/1151.00
3 (7) 15525 Green body, red epaulettes, green arms, green cap Shikarpour (IRE) 56
Beaten FavouriteCourse Winner
3 9-2 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 114 20/121.00
4 (8) 134788 Green body, dark blue epaulettes, green arms, green cap, dark blue star Max Dynamite (FR) 64
3 9-2 J Van Handenhove L Dettori 100/1101.00
5 (2) 1-1153 Garnet body, grey epaulettes, garnet arms, garnet cap Ocovango 64
3 9-2 A Fabre O Peslier 114 10/111.00
6 (6) 61111 Beige body, beige arms, beige cap Vancouverite 31
Course Winner
3 9-2 A Fabre M Barzalona 7/18.00
7 (10) 151 Rose body, rose arms, white stars, rose cap Spiritjim (FR) 97
Course WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 9-2 P Bary C Soumillon 33/134.00
8 (3) 3-5111 blue, red cross belts, red hoops on sleeves, hooped cap Kizuna (JPN)
3 9-2 S Sasaki Y Take 6/17.00
9 (1) 1115 Dark Blue Ruler Of The World (IRE) 78
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 9-2 b1 A P O'Brien R L Moore 120 11/26.50
10 (5) 214-131 Green body, red chevron, green arms, red cap Triple Threat (FR) 56
Course Winner
3 9-2 A Fabre P C Boudot 9/25.50

Verdict

This usually goes to the home team but Aidan O'Brien won it with Soldier Of Fortune in 2007. He runs Derby winner Ruler Of The World this year and the latter is on something of a recovery mission having flopped in the Irish equivalent back in June. He takes on a strong contingent of Andre Fabre representatives here led by FLINTSHIRE. The latter beat stablemate Ocovango and Max Dynamite in a Group 1 over track and trip in July and will cement his standing at the head of the current Arc betting if landing this. Triple Threat and Vancouverite are other Fabre runners with Group 2 victories to their credit but the Japanese entry Kizuna is of more interest having won at the highest level in Tokyo in May.