Found (IRE) added to her record of beating males in top stakes company with a decisive win in the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday, giving trainer Aidan O’Brien a 1-2-3 sweep of the race. The 4-year-old Coolmore-owned daughter of Galileo finished 1 3/4 lengths ahead of O’Brien trainee Highland Reel (IRE), who was followed by Order Of St. George (IRE). She went off at odds of 6-1.
Jockey Ryan Moore tucked the filly by the rail mid-pack for much of the 1 1/2-mile contest, then found an opening in the middle of the stretch at Chantilly Racecourse. The race is the first win for Found since the G3 Camelot Breeders’ Fund Moorsebridge in May. Since that race, she had chronically placed second in five different Group 1s. One of those runner-up efforts placed her behind Postponed in the G1 QE II Coronation Cup. Postponed was favored in the Arc, but finished off the board. Found’s credits also include a win in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf over Golden Horn last fall, as well as the G3 Royal Whip and G1 Total Prix Marcel Boussac.
Found was bred by Roncon, Wyatt and Chelston, a group which often breeds in association with Coolmore.
Earlier on the card, O’Brien trained Promise to be True, who finished second in the G1 Total Prix Marcel Boussac.
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