Last year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Torquator Tasso was beaten in the Wettstar Grosser Preis von Baden, on what was his final preparation run before he appears again at Longchamp.
The German-based horse could only finish second in the Grade One contest at Baden-Baden, a head behind the winner Mendocino. He hit the front with three furlongs to go but he was unable to hold onto his advantage.
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For those who bet on horse racing, the 2021 Arc winner is 10/1 for the prestigious contest at Longchamp. He is bidding to become the first back-to-back winner since Enable in 2018.
With the absence of Derby winner Desert Crown from the field this year, Torquator Tasso is set to be one of the horse racing tips for the race. He showed his liking for the course and conditions in October when he caused an upset at odds of 72/1.
Solid Year for The German Horse
It has been another excellent year for Torquator Tasso on the track. He prevailed on his second start of the campaign in the Grosser Hansa-Preis at Hamburg. Marcel Weiss’ runner came home strongly in the Group Two contest over 1m4f to score by three-and-a-half lengths.
Later that month, the German horse made his first trip across to the UK for the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes, one of the biggest races of the Flat season in Europe. He finished in second place at Ascot behind Pyledriver, despite the ground being quicker than he prefers.
Although he had to settle for the runner-up spot, Torquator Tasso finished ahead of Mishriff, Broome, and Irish Derby winner Westover. He was give an official rating of 125 after that race which puts him up there with some of the highest-rated horses in the world.
Alpinista And Titleholder Lead Challenge Against Arc Champion This Year
With seven consecutive victories, Alpinista goes into the Arc with excellent form in 2022. Sir Mark Prescott’s mare is arrange to be one of the leading challengers to Torquator Tasso’s crown in the race, as she bids to make it eight wins on the spin.
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Apinista’s most recent success came in the Yorkshire Oaks at York’s Ebor Festival. She beat Oaks winner Tuesday in the 1m4f contest. The well-travelled mare also scored in the Grade Prix de Saint-Cloud earlier this season on Good To Soft ground at the French racecourse.
The titleholder is going to be Japan’s leading chance of winning the Arc this year. The former Japanese St Leger winner has won all three of his races this season, including the Grade One Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin.
The versatile Japanese horse has won over distances from 1m2f up to 2m. He is arrange for his first appearance outside of Japan for the race, so at Longchamp. It could also be his first start on ground which is slower than ‘Good’.
This year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe will be the 101st in history and it takes place on the 2nd of October.