Ticker
  • California Chrome edges Dortmund in a San Diego Handicap showdown.Posted 13 hours ago
  • Mokat (7-1) turns the San Clemente into a one-filly show.Posted 14 hours ago
  • Dacita just gets up in the Grade 1 Diana in a four-horse photo.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Front Pocket Money grinds to victory in the Grade 3 Jersey Shore.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Hit It Once More romps home a big winner of the New York Derby.Posted 18 hours ago
  • Bitumen (4-5) powers home to win the Grade 3 Sanford at Saratoga.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Secretariat winner Highland Reel goes all the way in the Group 1 King George.Posted 23 hours ago
  • Heavily favored Enola Gray makes short work of her competition in the Fleet Treat.Posted 1 day ago
  • Ancient Secret takes the Lake George (G2).Posted 1 day ago
  • Sweet Loretta the strong winner of the Schuylerville (G3).Posted 1 day ago

Tough Draw for Orfevre in Arc

Orfevre

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 


Read More

 

comments powered by Disqus

Older Comments about Tough Draw for Orfevre in Arc...

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.

Related Pages

Related Stories

Top Stories