Horse-by-horse guide

The Sunday Telegraph - Sport - - Sport | Racing - By Mar­cus Armytage

1 Zarak Out of un­beaten Arc win­ner Zarkava. Dis­ap­point­ing un­til step­ping up to a mile and a half last time. Drawn on Chan­tilly high street. Needs to step up again but could well be pick of the home team. Star rat­ing ***

2 Doha Dream Even trained by the great­est Arc trainer of all time, An­dre Fabre, this is ei­ther a pace­maker for Bram­e­tot or a so­cial run­ner. Not top notch.*

3 One Foot In Heaven Sixth at 100-1 last year. Yet to win this season. Will need all four feet on terra firma to make an im­pact.*

4 Ulysses Eclipse and In­ter­na­tional win­ner is a typ­i­cal Stoute im­prover. Two big­gest wins over 10 fur­longs. ‘Cof­fin box’ draw on in­side rail a neg­a­tive. Can re­duce five-length King Ge­orge gap on En­able but hard to see him re­vers­ing it. ****

5 Cloth Of Stars A lively out­sider for Godol­phin and Fabre. Broke through at high­est level this sum­mer but behind Dschingis Se­cret in their trial. Form tailed off last au­tumn. **

6 Sil­ver­wave Run­ning in his third Arc (13th and 10th so far). Hard to see him im­prov­ing aged five.*

7 Idaho Best drawn of the O’Brien five. Not far behind Ulysses on King Ge­orge form. Would not be the great­est shock but oth­ers pre­ferred from Bal­ly­doyle. **

8 Dschingis Se­cret Ger­man con­tender with some wide mar­gin wins at home. Burst into Arc con­tention when win­ning the Prix Foy over course and dis­tance three weeks ago. Best chance if heavy rain turns course boggy.***

9 Satono Di­a­mond Stamina is the four-year-old’s strong point but he has dis­ap­pointed in France. Needs big turn round to make Ja­panese his­tory.** 10 Satono Nob­lesse Pace­maker for his sta­ble com­pan­ion. *

11 Iquitos The sec­ond Ger­man run­ner. A Group One win­ner but looks a lit­tle short of what is re­quired here. ** 12 Or­der Of St Ge­orge Third last year and sluiced up in re­cent Ir­ish St Leger. Test of stamina would play to his strengths but would not be suited if it is run like most French races – daw­dle fol­lowed by sprint. **** 13 Sev­enth Heaven High point of ca­reer when she beat last year’s Arc win­ner, Found, in last year’s York­shire Oaks. Has not done any­thing of note since the spring and drawn on wide out­side. **

14 Bram­e­tot French Derby win­ner. Comeback prep at Deauville six weeks ago was dis­ap­point­ing. Has never been the dis­tance. ***

15 Capri The Ir­ish Derby and St Leger hero. Had a hard race there but op­ti­mum trip prob­a­bly a mile and a half. Re­jected by Ryan Moore but that might not stop him run­ning a big race. ****

16 Plumatic Lightly raced maiden win­ner. Looked like he would need to­day’s trip last time. Likes soft but lacks class. **

17 En­able Seems bombproof, goes on any ground, op­ti­mum trip. Only doubt if she is over the top but she does not look this will be a bridge too far. Not a great draw so will need luck in run­ning. *****

18 Win­ter Ryan Moore’s pick from five. Hav­ing won both Guineas and Corona­tion has the gears. Ques­tion mark over stamina on her first at­tempt over a mile and a half. Goes on any ground and great at­ti­tude. ****

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