DERBY hero Workforce
provided trainer Sir Michael Stoute with his first ever winner in the
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe when he edged out Japanese raider Nakayama
Festa in a thrilling finish to Sunday's showpiece race at Longchamp.
The colt, who looked in fantastic condition before the race, was given
a brilliant ride by Ryan Moore, who was also securing his maiden
victory in the prestigious contest. For owner-breeder Khalid Abdullah
it was a fourth success following Rainbow Quest (1985), Dancing Brave
(1986) and Rail Link (2006).
If the closing stages of the race were exciting, further drama
followed as a stewards' inquiry was called into what looked a rough
race. It did not affect Workforce and the Stoute team were able to
celebrate their victory.