Competitions / 27.09.2022
Mishrif (Believe) Qatar still appears on the list of remaining entries in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (Gr1) and he should be at the start barring extreme terrain. Prince Faisal’s representative remains fourth in the Irish Champion Stakes (Gr1). Luxembourg (Camelot), Onsto (Frankel) and Vadeni (Churchill), all competing in the arc. John Gosden said on Tuesday morning’s Races: “In Ireland [dans les Irish Champion Stakes, ndlr], The ground was sticky and he didn’t like it, but he accelerated well enough to finish. also won over 2,400m and won the Prix du Jockey Club and won on soft ground. I know this arc is going to be a tough competition, but there aren’t any superstars that really stand out, so a lot of people want to give it a shot. Mishrif has a lot of experience, he has traveled all over the world and we have taken up the challenge everywhere. He won the Saudi Cup, competed in England, Ireland and therefore France: he is international. Mishrif won on dirt, soft ground, heavy ground, light tracks and fiber at Nottingham at 2 p.m. He has real adaptability and, if all goes well, will join the stud in France at the end of the year. All lights are green and he should contact William Buick next Sunday. »
Jon and Thady Gosden should have two starters in the arc Mostahdaf (Frankel) are in the competition. Angus Gold, who manages Shadwell’s interests, confirmed Racing Post That the plan was to run it. This 4yo continues with a win in the September Stakes (Gr3).
Prince Faisal’s racing manager, Ted Vaught, made the announcement here on Monday evening Racing Post : “The choice of race was entirely John’s [Gosden, ndlr] He decided to leave Mishrif in the arc, though his participation would depend on the weather. At the end of the year we had three options: the Champion Stakes, in which he ran twice on ground he didn’t like, the Arc, and the Breeders’ Cup turf. In terms of timing, the Arc ranks better on the calendar than the Breeders’ Cup. John says the horse is fresh, healthy and enthusiastic. But he doesn’t like extreme terrain. This was not the case at Leopardstown, although there was plenty of rain and the soil was very deep and worked against it. (…) I think Mishrif has a good chance. Of course there are good horses at the start, but I don’t think we would have introduced him if we didn’t think he would finish in the top three. He can perform well if he likes the terrain. »
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