RACING TIP OF THE DAY
Sunday 5th October
Longchamp 2.45 WIN
Hamdan Al Maktoum’s classy filly found only brilliant Arc contender Taghrooda too good for her in the Epsom Oaks in June. A disappointing follow-up effort in the Irish version confirmed that the 12f trip is not ideal, so trainer Dermot Weld sensibly gave her a midsummer break before bringing her back for the Group Two Blandford Stakes over 10f at The Curragh last month. She was a stylish winner, unleashing her trademark turn of foot, and is now in prime condition for today’s return to Group One company. It is a typically competitive Prix de l’Opera but, given luck in running from her draw on the fence, I will be surprised if she is beaten.
PRIX DE L’ARC DE TRIOMPHE (3.30)
2 RULER OF THE WORLD