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Hurricane Lane faces crucial training at Newmarket on Saturday for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

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Hurricane Lane faces crucial practice at Newmarket on Saturday ahead of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe after William Buick chose to ride stable mate Adayar at Longchamp

  • The St Leger winner is ridden in Longchamp by James Doyle
  • Jockey William Buick has pinned his Arc colors to Derby winner Adayar
  • His decision led Coral to take Hurricane Lane to 5-1 third favourite











Hurricane Lane faces crucial practice in Newmarket on Saturday, which will determine whether he joins his Charlie Appleby-trained Godolphin stable mate Adayar in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on October 3.

The St Leger winner is ridden by James Doyle after William Buick, Appleby’s No. 1 jockey, unsurprisingly pinned his Arc colors to Derby and King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Adayar.

Buick’s decision prompted Coral to take Hurricane Lane to the 5-1 third favorite for Europe’s largest middle-distance race for all ages.

Hurricane Lane (above) faces a crucial training session in Newmarket on Saturday morning

Adayar is 7-2 second favorite behind Dermot Weld-trained mare Tarnawa (9-4).

Appleby said: ‘James is going to do a simple job with Hurricane Lane. Discussions about his participation will then take place next week. We’ll see where we stand and if we’ll have one or two Arc runners.

Hurricane Lane doesn’t want a fast surface. Adayar falls into the versatile category, but we have always felt that ease in the ground improves Hurricane Lane’s prospects. William is convinced that he is choosing the right horse.

“I’m always happy when jockeys choose the horse they want to ride. That means they have faith in the horse.’

Godolphin was among the winners at Newmarket yesterday as trainer Saeed Bin Suroor won the Rosemary Stakes with Frankie Dettori ridden Soft Whisper and the Joel Stakes with Oisin Murphy ridden Benbatl.

A win in the Rockfel Stakes lands a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf in California in November and chances are David Loughnane-trained will be ridden by Rossa Ryan. -half victory of Cachet.

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