Aidan O’Brien’s five-strong team set to take on Enable in Arc

Ryan Moore booked to ride Winter in prestigious annual highlight at Chantilly

 Frankie Dettori celebrates after riding Enable  to win The King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July.  Photograph:  Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

Frankie Dettori celebrates after riding Enable to win The King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot in July. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

 

Enable will face 17 rivals in Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.

John Gosden’s filly has carried all before her this season and is attempting to win her fifth Group One in succession.

Numerically Aidan O’Brien fields the strongest opposition after saddling the first three home last year.

Order Of St George, Capri, Seventh Heaven, Idaho and Winter all line up for Ballydoyle with Highland Reel and Cliffs Of Moher skipping the race.

Michael Stoute’s Ulysses, second to Enable in the King George but winner of the Eclipse and Juddmonte International either side of that, will attempt to give his trainer a second Arc.

The main French challenge is expected to come from Brametot, winner of the French Guineas and Derby, and Zarak.

Andre Fabre runs Cloth Of Stars, Plumatic and Doha Dream while German interest rests with Dschingis Secret, winner of the Prix Foy, and Iquitos.

Satono Diamond, who will have the assistance of his pacemaker Satono Noblesse, lines up for Japan.

The field is completed by One Foot In Heaven and Silverwave with the draw taking place this evening.

There was a minor surprise in the jockey arrangements for the Ballydoyle team with Ryan Moore booked to ride Winter.

Seamie Heffernan rides Idaho, Wayne Lordan is on dual Classic winner Capri and Pat Smullen takes the mount on Seventh Heaven with Donnacha O’Brien on Order Of St George, who finished third last year.

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