In a stunning show at Longchamp, Ace Influence’s triumph within the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe has thrust Jean-Claude Rouget’s undefeated sensation into rivalry for each Cartier Three-12 months-Previous Colt and the distinguished Cartier Horse of the 12 months awards. The Cartier Racing Awards, slated for November 9 on the Dorchester Lodge in London, promise to be an electrifying occasion.
Ace Influence’s flawless file of six victories, together with a scintillating flip of velocity to outpace Cartier Older Horse hopeful Westover, positions him third within the Cartier Three-12 months-Previous Colt standings behind Paddington and Auguste Rodin. A nail-biting season that includes Basic winners now units the stage for a fierce competitors for the Cartier Horse Of The 12 months accolade.
The weekend’s racing spectacle at Longchamp additionally witnessed standout performances, notably Blue Rose Cen’s triumph within the Prix de l’Opera Longines, securing her as a formidable contender within the Cartier Three-12 months-Previous Filly class. In the meantime, defending Cartier Sprinter champion Highfield Princess notched her first G1 win of 2023 within the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines, claiming the highest spot on this yr’s division.
Trueshan, the Cartier Stayer awardee in 2021, prolonged his spectacular autumn with victories within the Betfred Doncaster Cup and the Qatar Prix du Cadran. Alan King’s star now faces potential showdowns with reigning Cartier Stayer Kyprios and Gold Cup hero Braveness Mon Ami within the QIPCO British Champions Lengthy Distance Cup.
Within the Cartier Two-12 months-Previous Colt standings, Vandeek takes a commanding lead after conquering the Juddmonte Center Park Stakes at Newmarket. In the meantime, Cartier Two-12 months-Previous Filly class witnessed shifts, with Porta Fortuna rising because the front-runner following her triumph within the Juddmonte Cheveley Park Stakes, whereas Opera Singer’s dominant victory within the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac establishes her as a powerful contender for a similar award. The racing world awaits the crowning of the Cartier champions in what guarantees to be an exhilarating ceremony.
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