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The Punter: Camelot’s sights on Longchamp

Chances are that Camelot will run in the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday October 7 now that a rush of ante-post money has come for him.

After the disappointment in failing to become the first Triple Crown winner since 1970, trainer Aidan O'Brien is giving out the right signals that Longchamp is on the cards. Let's hope so because Camelot would have a great chance of winning the biggest all-aged race in Europe.

Boylesports have been knocked over since putting the horse up at 6/1 with the safety net of non-runner no bet on the race. He's still available at 4/1 which should be snapped up as punters have nothing to lose if not heading to Paris. Once confirmed, his odds will likely shrink further.

Paddy Power have Camelot at 5/1 but with no safety net, behind King George winner and last year's Arc heroine Danedream 9/2 joint-favourite along with Japan's Orfevre who impressed in Prix Foy Arc trial.

Meanwhile on Saturday, Caledon's Andy Oliver takes his top filly Sendmylovetorose over to Newmarket for a second clash with Richard Hannon's Maureen in the Chevely Park Stakes. Oliver's girl got the better of the latter in the Cherry Hinton but Maureen didn't get the best of runs and has won since.

Sendmylovetorose was sixth behind another Hannon runner Sky Lantern in the Moyglare Stakes at the Curragh earlier this month but a return to soft ground and coming back in trip will suit Oliver's filly here.

But the one they all have to beat is William Haggas's Rosdhu Queen who made all in taking York's Group 2 Lowther Stakes last month.

Also on Saturday is the Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes and if Hannon allows Toronado to take his chance following his Champagne Stakes success, the move should be noted and supported.

Belfast Telegraph


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