No doubting the quality of the Arc, I think it was a strong renewal. But if I'm being honest, some of the undercard have no right to call themselves Group 1's. Blue Rose Cen is a solid filly, but that was not a Group 1 quality field. I reckon O Brien would have at least 5 fillies of a higher rating than the 2nd there. The best 3 year old filly in Europe is Tahiyra and I doubt Blue Rose would get close to her.Highest-rated Arc winner since Enable, apparently. Hard to fault his six-from-six record, and he won that race in great style.
It's obviously a decent crop of three-year-olds in France this year, with Blue Rose Cen and Kelina also picking up Group One wins against older horses on the same card.
Slightly odd given he never even ran as a 2 year old. That his trainer bought him for just 75k makes him quite the bargain. But as a descendent of Frankel and Galileo, he's worth a bomb at Stud. I guess another year of winning races probably adds little to his value, but sadly shows what the owners are in it for.Disappointing, but hardly surprising to see that the Arc winner is off to stud. Would have liked to see him have more than six career starts and be tested overseas, but not to be.