Appleby Has ‘A Lot Of Faith’ In Arc Contender Hurricane Lane

The question of Hurricane Lane’s participation in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe had already arisen after his tour de force in the Grand Prix de Paris at Paris-Longchamp on July 14. It’s now a certainty, as Godolphin’s 3-year-old colt will indeed be in the line-up of the Oct. 3 feature. The Arc offers the winner an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Del Mar in November.

Third in the Epsom Derby, the colt is coming off a convincing win in the Group 1 St Leger at Doncaster. He has now won six of his last seven career outings, which includes three Group 1 successes.

Hurricane Lane will endeavor to become the first horse to win the Doncaster classic and ParisLongchamp’s flagship race in the same season.

His trainer, Charlie Appleby, seeking his first Arc win, remains confident.

“He will attempt to do what has never been done before, but I have a lot of faith in the colt,” Appleby said. “Just because no one has ever done this – doesn’t mean no one will.”

This veritable steamroller rates a 6-1 chance with British bookmakers, and is one of the leading fancies for a race in which his stablemate Adayar is being quoted at 4-1. Tarnawa, the representative of His Highness the Aga Khan, continues to head the market at 5-2.

The colors of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum boast three wins in the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1), namely Marienbard (2002), Sakhee (2001) and Carnegie (1994).

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