where the horse is always the hero
Article Item
Posted 2021-09-26 13:07:43  
Comfirmed: Hurricane Lane in the Arc

Hurricane Lane has come through his crucial final gallop in sparkling form and is now set to join Adayar in a two-pronged Godolphin attack on the G1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on Sunday, 3 October.

The triple Group 1 winner will be ridden by James Doyle, who sat on the colt for the first time in his piece of work at Moulton Paddocks yesterday.

Trainer Charlie Appleby said: “After discussions after the gallops yesterday, we’re very confident that if we have a good week this week, we have two horses going to the Arc in great shape.

“We’re excited, with this being the 100th Arc, having two colts going into it with the profiles they have.

“Adayar, an impressive Derby winner, who went on to win the King George, and Hurricane Lane, who could create history by winning the St Leger and the Arc, something that hasn’t been done (in the same year),” he added.

The weather forecast for Paris next weekend is welcome news for Godolphin. “There is a bit of rain forecast during the week, and that will suit us,” Appleby said.

“The only negative I can give regarding Hurricane Lane’s participation is were it to become fast ground. That would (then) be a discussion that would have to take place nearer the time,” he added.

William Buick has chosen Adayar as his Arc mount, with Appleby upbeat about the Derby winner’s prospects despite a setback that prevented his running in the G2 Prix Niel two weeks ago.

Appleby said: “I’m very pleased the way he has come out of his gallops on Wednesday and yesterday.”


Email link to a friend | Printable Version
  • Britain
    Displaying 10 ResultsSee All
    palace pier to stud 3 days ago

    Palace Pier, winner of back-to-back runnings of the Prix Jacques Le Marois, plus the St James’...

    View | Add Comment
    godolphin 'class act' set for champions day2021-10-14

    Charlie Appleby described Adayar as the “class act” in Godolphin’s line-up of stre...

    View | Add Comment
    trail to guineas is on after gr. 1 win2021-10-11

    Native Trail maintained his unbeaten record and confirmed his place as the best of his generation wi...

    View | Add Comment
    champion jockey fails breatharlyzer2021-10-08

    Oisin Murphy missed his rides at Newmarket on Friday after failing a racecourse breathalyser test. ...

    View | Add Comment
    gr 1 wining jockey critical after car crash2021-10-05

    Grade 1-winning jockey Matt Griffiths is in a stable but critical condition after being involved in ...

    View | Add Comment
    shake up on sundays for british racing 2021-09-13

    A new series of eight valuable Sunday fixtures is one of the features of the 2022 fixture list, whic...

    View | Add Comment
    william hill sold for £2.2 billion 2021-09-09

    Online gaming and betting operator 888 has agreed a £2.2 billion deal to buy William Hill's Eu...

    View | Add Comment
    haggas forgets to saddle correctly2021-09-04

    Lavazza, a manufacturer of coffee products, sponsored the feature but the £75,000 handicap had...

    View | Add Comment
    godolphin's adayar hits historic proportions 2021-07-25

    Adayar emulated a select group of outstanding colts to win both the Derby and King George VI & Q...

    View | Add Comment
    watch: apprentice mistakes pole for finish and loses2021-07-18

    Apprentice jockey Mark Crehan was banned for 28 days after throwing away victory on Aerion Power by ...

    View | Add Comment