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Tough Draw for Orfevre in Arc


JAPANESE raider Orfevre will become the first horse since Dalakhani in 2003 to defy a double-figure draw in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe if he is successful on Sunday.

The draw for the Longchamp highlight was made on Friday morning with Orfevre in 18 and main market-rival Camelot in five, where Bago came from to win the Arc in 2004.

The task facing Orfevre is highlighted by the stalls the last ten winners have been drawn in. They read two, eight, six, one, six, four, six, five, 14 and three.

As a result Camelot is now favourite, generally around the 5-2 mark, with Orfevre a top-priced 4-1 with Paddy Power.

Photo courtesy of Kate Hunter 

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horsey that is
keep beleiving the horse things
Travel_vic. You are completely wrong here. Drawing 18 is a disaster in the Arc, and many other long races. Number 6 is the favored position for the Arc, and it comes as no surprise that it cropped up yet again in 2012.
any race over 9.5 furlongs negates post position as the pace is slow and there is much time to get into a good position.
I'm not very concerned over Orfevre's starting position. I think this is horse is something special, and given his impressive (an erratic) recovery in the Hansin Daishoten, a gate position should not be a problem.

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