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Posted 2020-10-01 10:41:56  
Love Out of the ARC

Love will not run in Sunday's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp after the Aidan O'Brien-trained filly did not feature among 15 declarations for the race.

Love had been the longtime ante-post favourite entering Arc week but was usurped as market leader by Enable on Monday following 19mm of rain at Longchamp last weekend and with an unsettled forecast between then and Sunday's race.

Enable, meanwhile, was drawn stall five on Thursday morning in her quest for a third Arc win. She was in stall six when winning at Longchamp in 2018 and stall nine when second the following season. Her first victory in the race, when staged at Chantilly, came from stall two.

O'Brien – who still has four representatives in the Arc with Japan, Sovereign, Mogul and Serpentine declared – is likely to aim Love at the Breeders' Cup Turf, before potential trips to Japan and Hong Kong.

"We had to take Love out just now," he said. "We didn't have any choice really because it would have meant a big fine if we withdrew her on the day and Ryan [Moore] wouldn't have been able to ride anything else.

2020 Arc runners ordered by draw
1 In Swoop (Ronan Thomas)
2 Raabihah (Maxime Guyon)
3 Mogul (Ryan Moore)
4 Sottsass (Cristian Demuro)
5 Enable (Frankie Dettori)
6 Way To Paris (Ioritz Mendizabal)
7 Persian King (Pierre-Charles Boudot)
8 Royal Julius (Shane Foley)
9 Gold Trip (Stephane Pasquier)
10 Sovereign (Mickael Barzalona)
11 Japan (Yutaka Take)
12 Deirdre (Jamie Spencer)
13 Chachnak (Tony Piccone)
14 Stradivarius (Olivier Peslier)
15 Serpentine (Christophe Soumillon)

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