Ray Flanagan with Arc Sunday selections
thought for the day:It is important to have the bowels moving well.
Prix Del Arc Sunday and a few selections.
Tipperary 2.10- Band Of Outlaws
Has had a busy season but is holding his form well in fairness. Good second to Stormy Belle at Listowel in September and was running on at the finish of a competitive 7 furlong Leopardstown handicap a few weeks ago. Has looked handicapped to the hilt as the season has developed but deployment of seven pound claimer gives hope and looks worth shot at slightly longer trip here.
Longchamp 3.05- Waldgeist
Interesting if perhaps not a vintage renewal of the Arc although Enable may well run out an emphatic winner. Never easy to win a race like this off such a low key preparation though and she might be worth opposing with Waldgeist.
Andre Fabre’s charge was not good enough at this level last year but just because a horse or indeed a person is not good enough at one point, it does not mean that they can never be good enough.
This horse has really found his stride this year and has emphatically got the winning habit with four wins in succession. He was particularly impressive in the Prix Foy and appears to be peaking at the right time. It might be sufficient.
Longchamp 3.50- Lady Frankel
Lady Frankel was a good third in this last year when narrowly beaten by Rhododendron who appears to have gone off the boil at present. Looks to have been trained specifically for this race with two outings this term and stayed on nicely at Deauville recently. Could cause another mild surprise for the Fabre/Ammerland/Boudot trio.
Longchamp 5.00- Gustav Klint
Remains winless all year but has competed well in top company. Started the year as 2000 Guineas favourite and although a little below the very best he has ben placed a few times in Group One company. This 7 furlong contest at Group 2 level represents a decent opportunity and might be his turn today.
While some analysts like to be very scientific, at the end of the day with horse racing, it can often be simply a case of “whose turn is it today”
0.75 pts ew-Band Of Outlaws-2.10 Tipperary-8-1 General
1 pt ew-Waldgeist-3.05 Longchamp-15-2 General
0.75 pts ew-Lady Frankel-3.50 Longchamp-9-1 General
0.75 pts win-Gustav Klint-5.00 Longchamp-9-2 General