Tomorrow, Montjeu’s Irish Derby winner Fame and Glory, with the aid of pacemakers, will attempt to dethrone Sea the Stars in the Arc. The ground is fast, and as we saw with Goldikova today, a premature move could prove deadly in a rapidly run race, which the Arc on good ground promises to be Sunday. Waiting to make the move at the end will be the Montjeu colt, who relishes every bit of the 2400 meters. Sea the Stars, outstanding all year, will have to be at his very best tomorrow to withstand Fame and Glory. Look for Stacelita to reverse the Vermeille finish with Dar Re Mi, with Conduit and Youmzain probably the best of the rest.
Tony Morris and Jack Werk have written about Montjeu’s successes from the last weekend, and I’ve included an eMatings stallion of the week profile from earlier this year of the Coolmore stallion as well. Let’s see if it’s prescient.