Almanzor wins the Irish Champion Stakes Image copyright @Scandiracing

Almanzor wins the Irish Champion Stakes
Image copyright @Scandiracing

Prix du Jockey Club and Irish Champion Stakes winner Almanzor has been taken out of Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly.

Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget had stated since his victory at Leopardstown that he was unlikely to line-up, although the defection of his star filly La Cressonniere, and the fact Almanzor was still entered, left the door open for an Arc bid.

However, he has been removed at the second stage, along with The Juliet Rose, leaving a total of 17 contenders ahead of Thursday’s declarations, when supplementary entries can be made at a cost of 120,000 euros.