Wohler: Arc is going to be hot
Last Updated: September 16, 2013 12:30pm
Novellist: "Fine, fresh and well"
Andreas Wohler reports Novellist to be "fine, fresh and happy" but knows the Arc de Triomphe will be a hot affair.
The German trainer is responsible for Novellist, who had been joint-favourite with some bookmakers for the Paris showpiece on October 6 and had his prep race at Baden-Baden two weeks ago.
However, it was all change in the ante-post market after the runs of Orfevre in the Prix Foy, Treve in the Prix Vermeille and Kizuna and Ruler Of The World in the Prix Niel. All staked sound claims.
"I saw the trials and we will meet some good horses. There were some potent forces there like Orfevre, Treve and even the three-year-olds Kizuna and Ruler Of The World ran really well," said Wohler.
"It's going to be a hot race."
Wohler is happy with the condition of his horse, who has won his last five races including the King George at Ascot in July under Johnny Murtagh.
"He's absolutely fine, fresh and happy, so we are looking forward to the race in three weeks," said the trainer. "It's so far so good for my horse.
"The Arc will be a different type of race, different horses to what he has met before. It will be a new mix. We just need everything to go well in the race."