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Published: 11:01 | 27/9/16

Rock out but Harzand included in Arc


Fascinating Rock will not run in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe but his stablemate Harzand remains on course for Chantilly.

Frankie Dettori had been booked to ride the Dermot Weld-trained colt in Sunday's feature but the son of Fastnet Rock has been ruled out of the race after connections deemed he was not fit enough to travel.

While Fascinating Rock has been ruled out of the race, dual Derby winner Harzand remains on course to make the trip to France.

The son of Sea The Stars was found to have a slight injury after his disappointing run in the Irish Champion Stakes but he has recovered well and looks set to represent Weld in the middle-distance showpiece.

Aidan O'Brien could have three runners in the race with Found, Order Of St George and Highland Reel all standing their ground at Tuesday's forfeit stage, while The Grey Gatsby could take his chance for Kevin Ryan.

Roger Varian's Postponed is the current ante-post favour and he heads to Chantilly bidding for a fifth win of the season.

Irish Champion Stakes winner Almanzor has stood his ground for Jean-Claude Rouget with New Bay, Silverware and Left Hand also among the 19 horses still engaged.

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