Sport: Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe: victory of the English favorite mountainee

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Le jockey britannique Luke Morris à cheval sur © Anne-Christine Poujoulat The British Jockey Luke Morris straddling "mountainneda" is about to win the triumphal arc award Parislongchamp Hippodrome, October 2, 2022

The favorite Alininista, 5 -year -old English mare climbed by the British Luke Morris, easily won the 101st Arc de Triomphe Prix on Sunday in Parislongchamp, becoming the new world gallop champion on The classic distance of 2,400 meters.

She brings the trophy back to her country, four years after the double victory of the champion Enable (2017-2018).

wait -and -see along the rope in 5th position in a very rhythmic race animated by the Japanese Titleholder, Alininista pronounced its effort 400 meters from the goal to double the host. Then, 200 meters from the line, she was ahead of all her pursuers to win all her class.

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Le jockey britannique Luke Morris à cheval sur © Anne-Christine Poujoulat The British Jockey Luke Morris straddling "mountaineers" after winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at the ParisLong Hippodrome, October 2, 2022

undefeated in all its other races since April 2021 Well placed in the starting boxes with number 6, Alininista thus confirms its very flexible land skills.

Le jockey britannique Luke Morris (G) sur © Anne-Christine Poujoulat The British Jockey Luke Morris (G) on "Alpinista" crosses the finish line to win the race for the Prix de Triomphe Arc in front of the Belgian Jockey Christophe Soumillon on Vadeni (C) at L 'Hippodrome Parislongchamp, October 2, 2022

"each time she runs she is better. I am very happy," said her coach Sir Mark Prescott, the man with more than 2,000 winning horses who thus signs a first Success in the queen gallop test.

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"We want her to go back to the stud farm but before maybe she will run in the Japan Cup and the Breeders Cup," he continued in front of the press. "If she wins the Japan Cup, it's a bonus of 3 million, for the mare, it warms my heart".

Le jockey britannique Luke Morris (G) sur © Anne-Christine Poujoulat The British Jockey Luke Morris (G) on "Alpinista" crosses the finish line in front of the Belgian jockey Christophe Soumillon on Vadeni (C) and the Italian Jockey Lanfranco Dettori on Torquator Tasso at the Hippodrome de Hippodrome de Longchamp in Paris, on October 2, 2022

"She is really very special. It is exceptional," said Luke Morris on arrival after, having also transformed his first test into the arc.

"We went to a quick pace, I was closer to the head than I wanted. 200 meters I was so easy, I never saw a horse do this", he Added.

The little gray mare offered its owner Kirsten Rausing the 2,857,000 euros promised to the winner, out of the 5 million total allowance.

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"I was walking like a cage lion before the race, I am on a little cloud," she said, "delighted to have raised this filly of a sixth generation".

- New defeat of the Japanese -

in this legendary race, sponsored by Qatar and disputed by 20 French, English, Irish, German and Japanese thoroughbred, second place returned, to half length, to the French foal of the 'Aga Khan Vadeni, 3 years old and piloted by Belgian Christophe Soumillon.

"He did a great race, at mid-line straight I thought I was going to win but the mare is hard like a rock. It's a bit frustrating," said Christophe Soumillon.

"Vadeni would have won a few meters further," said his coach, Jean-Claude Rouget, saying he had "nothing to blame him". His other resident, Al Hakeem, under the saddle of Italian Cristian Demuro, finished 4th.

The German Torquator Tasso, winner last year and entrusted to the Italian Lanfranco Dettori finished third, at the cost of a good effort in the last 200 meters.

As for the Japanese, they have still failed to defeat for their 30th participation since their first attempt in 1969 with Symboli Speed. Their dream has turned into a nightmare this time again. However, they had aligned four horses at the start, a record.

Japanese horses that usually run on flat tracks and good land have probably been disadvantaged by the deep track, like their favorite Titleholder who concluded in 11th row.

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