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Leger ace set to continue season with Arc bid

Leger ace set to continue season with Arc bid Sep 25, 2023

St Leger hero Continuous will be Aidan O’Brien’s sole runner in Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

O’Brien announced on Sunday at the Curragh that Ballydoyle intended to supplement the son of Heart’s Cry for the Longchamp feature at a cost of €120,000.

It is seven years since Found lifted the 2016 renewal of the Arc for O’Brien and his Doncaster hero is reported in good shape ahead of a trip to Paris this weekend.

O’Brien said: “It’s all about Continuous I’d say. Everything looks good with him at the moment and if it is good up until Wednesday, he’ll probably be supplemented by the sound of what the lads are saying.

"The ground doesn't matter to him. Whether it's fast or heavy, it doesn't really seem to matter. He has form on all sorts of ground."

O’Brien may have confirmed Continuous would be his sole runner in this year’s Arc, but he is set to be well represented in the supporting races at ParisLongchamp.

He added: “Emily Dickinson will go to the Cadran. Unquestionable, who reared up in the stalls here last time, will go for the two-year-old race over seven (Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere) and something might go with him.

“Opera Singer will go to the fillies’ race (Prix Marcel Boussac). Jackie Oh, who was second to Joseph’s filly (Lumiere Rock) here last time, will go to the Prix de l’Opera.

“Kyprios won’t go, it will be too quick for him and we’ll give him time and go back to Ascot.”