I’ve picked up the ride on Order Of St George in this year’s Arc and I’m every bit as thrilled as I was when I rode Camelot in the race four years ago.
I was getting a bit anxious that I might miss out on an Arc ride after Fascinating Rock failed to make the race so I am delighted that Aidan has asked me to ride for him again.
Everyone knows Aidan has had this race in mind for my horse (16/1 with Ladbrokes) for a while and the record of stayers in the race is good.
His best form is probably over further but Marienbard had run in a Gold Cup the year before he went on to win the Arc for me so I know it can be done.
I wouldn’t be too worried about the trip.
Postponed is clearly the biggest threat. It’s difficult to see any flaws in the favourite but my horse is trained by a genius. Now I’ve had the good news confirmed I can relax a bit and start looking forward to a big run.
Latest Ladbrokes Betting:
Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe
1m 4f, Chantilly, 2 October
New Bay 12/1
Order Of St George 16/1
Left Hand 16/1
20/1 bar (1/5 odds 1,2,3)
All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing