Three supplemented to Arc de Triomphe field
Last Updated: 05/10/13 8:56am
Leading Light: Will be ridden by Gerald Mosse
The latest shuffle of the pack for Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe sees 19 possibles stand their ground for the big race.
Aidan O'Brien has pulled Camelot and Kingbarns out of the contest, but stablemate Leading Light, the St Leger winner, is one of three supplemented into the line-up alongside Treve and the Czech-trained Meandre.
Outsiders Manndawi and Yellow And Green were the two other horses taken out of the contest. There is one further declaration stage on Friday morning before the draw is made for the race.
The Fugue, for whom doubts have been expressed by connections over the prospect of soft ground, has been taken out of the line-up for the Prix de l'Opera on the same card but remains engaged in the Arc.
Criquette Head-Maarek's Treve will be reunited with Thierry Jarnet after Frankie Dettori fractured his ankle at Nottingham on Wednesday and another veteran French pilot in Gerald Mosse has been booked to ride Leading Light.
Mosse has won big races all over the world, including the 1990 Arc on Saumarez, and is often used by British and Irish-based trainers looking to take advantage of his local knowledge of the tracks in France.
O'Brien was on the lookout for a new jockey for the St Leger winner as Joseph O'Brien would not be able to get down to 8st 11lb, the allocated weight for three-year-olds.
Ryan Moore is set to continue his partnership with O'Brien's Investec Derby winner Ruler Of The World while veteran French pilot Gerald Mosse has been booked to ride Leading Light.
Trainer O'Brien was on the lookout for a new jockey for the St Leger winner as Joseph O'Brien would not be able to get down to 8st 11lb, the allocated weight for three-year-olds.
Mosse revealed he threw his hat into the ring for the ride when he learned Chicquita, the Irish Oaks winner, was being sent to the sales rather than running in the Arc.
"I'm extremely happy to have got the ride," said Mosse, 46.
"I put my services forward for the ride some time ago when I learned that my intended mount, Chicquita, was to be sold by her owner and would not be running.
"They rang me back and obviously I'm very grateful. I have ridden for Mr O'Brien before but not in the Arc. I would not have a worry about the ground if it turned soft. Today the ground was just on the soft side of good but we are expecting rain tonight.
"The horse looks extremely strong and solid and that is just what you need to win an Arc.
"I've won the race before and it would be good to put my name back up there among the winners again but this is not about me, it is about doing my best for the horse.
"He gets a three-kilo (8lb) allowance as a three-year-old which is very helpful and I'm very happy to be riding him. He comes from a top stable and looks to have a good chance. It was nice to be chosen to ride him, I'm delighted."