Favorite Luxembourg gets good draw for Arc 2022

Favorite Luxembourg gets good draw for Arc 2022
Photo: France Galop

Early betting favorite Luxembourg (4-1) drew favorably into post 8 on Thursday, when a full field of 20 horses was entered for Sunday’s 101st running of the Group 1, $4.85 million Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at ParisLongchamp.

Trained by Coolmore’s Aidan O’Brien and ridden by Ryan Moore, Luxembourg could be the first 3-year-old colt to win Europe’s richest race since Golden Horn upset two-time winner Trêve seven years ago. The two-time Group 1 winner came to France carrying the momentum of victory in last month’s Irish Champion (G1), a race that has produced seven Arc winners. O’Brien and Moore have won two each.

Alpinista (5-1), a 5-year-old Frankel mare who defeated male rivals this summer in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1), drew post 6. She has not raced since she won the Yorkshire Oaks (G1) on Aug. 18. Trained by Sir Mark Prescott and ridden by Luke Morris, Alpinista could become the oldest mare to win the Arc since Corrida repeated in 1937.

Last year’s 72-1 winner Torquator Tasso (7-1) will not carry enormous odds again, but he will have the burden of a poor draw. The Germany-based 5-year-old trying to become the race’s eighth repeat victor got post 18, which has produced only one winner in this race – Alleged in 1977. Trainer Marcel Weiss named six-time Arc winner Frankie Dettori to ride for the first time on Torquator Tasso, who finished second last month in the Grosser Preis von Baden (G1).

Likely pacesetter Titleholder (9-1) represents Japan’s latest hope to become the first Arc winner from beyond the shores of Europe. The 4-year-old Duramente colt, who drew post 10, has not raced since he won the prestigious Takarazuka Kinen (G1) back home on June 26. Trained by Toru Korita and ridden by Hiroshi Yamada, Titleholder has won three Grade 1 races in Japan at 1 7/8, two and 1 3/8 miles.

With rain in the forecast for a full card of races Saturday, the ParisLongchamp course is forecast to be soft on what is expected to be a breezy, rain-free Arc day Sunday at 10:05 a.m. EDT. Bettors should remember program numbers, which are based on age and sex, do not traditionally match post positions in European races.

2022 Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe (G1)

*Rating is based on HRN fan votes, which rank the Top Active Horses in training.
RankSilksHorse / SireRatingTrainer / JockeyLast StartStatus
 Mishriff
Make Believe
7.98
J. Gosden
W. Buick
4th, 2022 Irish Champion Stakes (G1) 
Entered
 Torquator Tasso
Adlerflug
7.77
M. Weiss
F. Dettori
2nd, 2022 Grosser Preis von Baden (G1) 
Entered
 Mare Australis
Australia
5.74
A. Fabre
B. Murzabayev
7th, 2022 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (G1) 
Entered
 Sealiway
Galiway
6.41
F. Graffard
M. Barzalona
4th, 2022 La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte (G3) 
Entered
 Alenquer
Adlerflug
6.81
W. Haggas
T. Marquand
6th, 2022 Irish Champion Stakes (G1) 
Entered
 Deep Bond
Kizuna
6.15
R. Okubo
Y. Kawada
4th, 2022 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 
Entered
 Broome
Australia
6.17
A. O'Brien
W. Lordan
7th, 2022 Irish Champion Stakes (G1) 
Entered
 Stay Foolish
Stay Gold
6.10
Y. Yahagi
C. Lemaire
2nd, 2022 Grand Prix de Deauville (G2) 
Entered
 Mostahdaf
Frankel
5.27
J. Gosden
J. Crowley
1st, 2022 September Stakes (G3) 
Entered
 Mendocino
Adlerflug
5.67
S. Steinberg
R. Piechulek
1st, 2022 Grosser Preis von Baden (G1) 
Entered
 Titleholder
Duramente
8.08
T. Kurita
K. Yokoyama
1st, 2022 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) 
Entered
 Bubble Gift
Nathaniel
5.09
M. Delzangles
O. Peslier
2nd, 2022 Prix Foy (G2) 
Entered
 Grand Glory
Olympic Glory
5.34
G. Bietolini
M. Guyon
7th, 2022 Prix Vermeille (G1) 
Entered
 Alpinista
Frankel
7.95
S. Prescott
L. Morris
1st, 2022 Yorkshire Oaks (G1) 
Entered
 Vadeni
Churchill
8.45
J. Rouget
C. Soumillon
3rd, 2022 Irish Champion Stakes (G1) 
Entered
 Al Hakeem
Siyouni
6.43
J. Rouget
C. Demuro
1st, 2022 Prix Guillaume d'Ornano (G2) 
Entered
 Onesto
Frankel
7.60
F. Chappet
S. Pasquier
2nd, 2022 Irish Champion Stakes (G1) 
Entered
 Westover
Frankel
7.34
R. Beckett
R. Hornby
5th, 2022 King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) 
Entered
 Do Deuce
Heart's Cry
6.97
Y. Tomomichi
Y. Take
4th, 2022 Prix Niel (G2) 
Entered
 Luxembourg
Camelot
8.11
A. O'Brien
R. Moore
1st, 2022 Irish Champion Stakes (G1) 
Entered

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