In arguably the race of the season Ryan Moore is very excited to be riding Snowfall in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, but he openly admits it's a very competitive race...
"I ride Aidan O'Brien's Snowfall, who has had a terrific year. She won two Oaks and ran a solid race in defeat last time out in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp. Any rain won't be an issue for her, and she gets all the allowances."
- Ryan Moore on Snowfall
A very competitive L'arc De Triomphe
The Arc is a very important race, and I am excited to be a part of it. This year's race is of a very high standard. I ride Aidan O'Brien's Snowfall, who has had a terrific year. She won two Oaks and ran a solid race in defeat last time out in the Prix Vermeille at Longchamp. Any rain won't be an issue for her, and she gets all the allowances.
The wide draw isn't too much of a concern, and she has most things in her favour.
It's a deep race, and Dermot Weld's Tarnawa is an excellent horse. She is nicely drawn, has good course form, and has been in good shape for the last year. Charlie Appleby's Adayar is a Derby and King George winner, so he must be respected. Chrono Genesis has solid international form tied in with Mishriff in Dubai. Hurricane Lane is also a Leger winner. This is a very competitive race.
Can be competitive in an open race
I ride Aidan O'Brien's Joan of Arc, who won the Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly. She has been a little bit disappointing since then, but Aidan is happy with her. Hopefully, back at 1m2f against the fillies and with the weight for age allowance, she can be competitive in what looks like an open race.
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