Enable to jump from barrier two in Arc

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September 29, 2017 - 07:09 AM

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Odds-on favourite Enable will jump from barrier two in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.

The John Gosden-trained filly has carried all before her this season and is attempting to win her fifth Group One in succession in the European showpiece on Sunday (Monday AEDT).

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

Order Of St George (nine), Capri (15), Seventh Heaven (17), Idaho (seven) and 1000 Guineas and Nassau Stakes winner Winter (eight) all line up for Ballydoyle, with Highland Reel and Cliffs Of Moher not among the final acceptors.

Ryan Moore has chosen to ride Winter, who will be stepping up to 2400 metre for the first time.

Seamie Heffernan rides Idaho, Wayne Lordan is on Irish Derby and St Leger winner Capri, Pat Smullen takes the mount on Seventh Heaven while Donnacha O'Brien partners Order Of St George who finished third 12 months ago.

The Sir Michael Stoute-trained Ulysses, second to Enable in the King George and the winner of the Coral-Eclipse and Juddmonte International either side of that, has drawn next to the favourite in one.

The main French challenge is expected to come from Brametot (four), winner of the French Guineas and Derby, and Zarak, who is widest of all in 18.

Satono Diamond (13), who will have the assistance of his pacemaker Satono Noblesse in five, lines up for Japan.