Today on Sky Sports Racing: Trueshan and Hollie Doyle go for more Cadran glory
The Arc weekend kicks off this afternoon with a pair of Group 1 clashes from ParisLongchamp and action from Chester and Ripon, live on Sky Sports Racing.
1.33 ParisLongchamp – Trueshan bids for more success in Group 1
Alan King’s Trueshan could once again prove to be in a class of its own and achieve a second success in the Group 1 Qatar Prix du Cadran (1:33).
The star stayer will again be ridden by Hollie Doyle after returning to form in the Doncaster Cup last time out.
Two Irish coaches join Trueshan and three home prospects, while Aidan O’Brien has one-off Gold Cup hopes Emily Dickinson and Charles Byrnes will send the 2021 Cesarewitch winner Run for Oscar.
3.33 ParisLongchamp – 14 line-up in vintage Prix de Royallieu
Later on the card, 14 tokens form a stylish extension of the Group 1 Prix de Royallieu (3:33) over 14 furlongs.
Sumo Sam is likely the place to start for the team of Paul and Oliver Cole as they have shown sufficient ability to get going at Glorious Goodwood and back it up with a gusty win in the Park Hill Stakes at Doncaster.
Wathnan Racing has purchased Melo Melo who comes here under Mickael Barzalona, after finishing second last month after Warm Heart.
William Haggas’ Sea Silk Road also stands out while tripping, while being stylish Shamida is chasing a fourth win in a row for Dermot Weld.
2.05 Chester – Tashkhan leads Watergate Cup field
The domestic action is headlined by an excellent Saturday feature in Chester, the Watergate Cup Handicap (2:05) about the marathon Chester Cup distance.
Tashkhan has fallen, but will certainly appreciate the longer journey after running in the Ebor last time for Brian Ellison and Ben Robinson.
Baez is chasing a five-timer for Jim Goldie and has been in great form this season The Grandvisir would be a threat to Ian Williams if he returns to his best, even though he hasn’t won in four years.
Watch every race from ParisLongchamp, Chester and Ripon on Sky Sports Racing on Saturday 30 September.