Today's racecards

Longchamp

  • 15:25 Qatar Prix De L'arc De Triomphe 1m 3f 204y

  • Winner €2,288,400 2nd €865,600 3rd €430,000 4th €196,800
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 15:26:54
15:25 Longchamp Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Solemia (IRE) 33/1
2nd Orfevre (JPN) 5/1
3rd Masterstroke (USA) 11/1

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (16) 132-115 Emerald green body, pink epaulettes, white arms, pink cap Sea Moon 78
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
4 9-5 Sir Michael Stoute R L Moore 124 9/110.00
2 (10) 35 purple, white seams, white stripes on purple sleeves, white cap St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) 29
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 A P O'Brien J P O'Brien 124 14/115.00
3 (13) 126-212 Yellow body, yellow arms, blue cap Meandre (FR) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 A Fabre M Guyon 20/121.00
4 (9) 721921 Red, white sleeves, light green stripes, white cap Mikhail Glinka (IRE) 43
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-5 A shavuyev M Demuro 110 100/1101.00
5 (12) 436008 Dark Blue Robin Hood (IRE) 46
Nag me
4 9-5 v A P O'Brien J A Heffernan 99 500/1501.00
6 (18) 1 Black, red cross belts, black and yellow striped sleeves, red cap Orfevre (JPN) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-5 Y Ikee C Soumillon 5/16.00
7 (8) 5 yellow and black stripes, red sleeves,yellow armlets, yellow cap, black stripes Aventino (JPN) 21
Nag me
8 9-5 Y Ikee A Crastus 250/1251.00
8 (11) 32-3221 Green body, red epaulettes, green arms, green cap Shareta (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 A de Royer-Dupre C P Lemaire 117 14/115.00
9 (1) 28-2255 Yellow body, blue striped, yellow arms, yellow cap, blue striped Haya Landa (FR) 29
Nag meCourse Winner
4 9-2 Mme L Audon F Blondel 150/1151.00
10 (6) 2-12143 Blue body, white seams, white arms, white cap Solemia (IRE) 21
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 C Laffon-Parias O Peslier 33/134.00
11 (14) 14112 Green body, red epaulettes, green arms, green cap Bayrir (FR) 21
Nag me
3 8-11 A de Royer-Dupre G Mosse 22/123.00
12 (15) 11-1145 Green body, red epaulettes, green arms, green cap Kesampour (FR) 21
Nag me
3 8-11 M Delzangles G Benoist 28/129.00
13 (5) 11-1112 Purple, white seams, purple and white striped sleeves, Purple cap Camelot 22
Nag meBeaten FavouriteDistance Winner
3 8-11 A P O'Brien L Dettori 124 2/13.00
14 (17) 1-12211 Beige body, beige arms, beige cap Masterstroke (USA) 42
Nag meCourse WinnerDistance Winner
3 8-11 A Fabre M Barzalona 11/112.00
15 (4) 17 Pink Ernest Hemingway (IRE) 143
Nag meBeaten Favourite
3 8-11 A P O'Brien C O'Donoghue 150/1151.00
16 (2) 211411 Blue body, yellow stars, blue arms, yellow stars, blue cap Saonois (FR) 21
Nag meCourse WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
3 8-11 J P Gauvin A Hamelin 9/110.00
17 (3) 23214 Garnet body, white spots, white arms, garnet striped, garnet cap, white spots Yellow And Green 21
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 Clement T Thulliez 14/115.00
18 (7) 5-1111 ROYAL BLUE, yellow chevron & cap Great Heavens 77
Nag meDistance Winner
3 8-8 J H M Gosden William Buick 117 6/17.00

Verdict

This year's renewal of the great race has lost some of its lustre with high profile absentees Snow Fairy, Danedream and Nathaniel but connections of the remainder won't be complaining. Sea Moon is tough and consistent but has come up short in previous attempts at this level including last year's Breeders' Cup Turf when beaten by St Nicholas Abbey. The latter's recent defeats by Danedream, Frankel and Snow Fairy are nothing to be ashamed of and he's preferred to stablemate Camelot. The dual Derby winner came up short in the St Leger last time and will be taking on horses of this calibre for the first time today. Meandre could only manage sixth in last year's running and was comprehensively outpointed by ORFEVRE in the Prix Foy trial over C&D three weeks ago. Japan's star racehorse is a multiple Group 1 winner, acts on soft ground and with Christophe Soumillon doing the steering, he ticks all the boxes. Horses in fine form coming into the race include a couple of fillies in dual Group 1 winner Shareta and July's Irish Oaks winner Great Heavens. Masterstroke has plenty to find on the bare form but is trained by Andre Fabre and likely to be capable of much better while French Derby winner Saonois beat Bayrir in last month's Prix Niel trial and is another to consider.