Participation of the winner of the Lexus Melbourne Cup (G1) 2021 Verry Elleegant and others at the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1) are likely to be questioned after France Galop confirmed it would not increase the pitch size for the October 2 race.
A total of 24 horses were left in the Arc on September 27, with Australian mares Verry Elleegant to be added for the race on September 28 before the final statement the following day.
However, up to 20 horses are allowed to line up with France Galop stating the horses with the lowest ratings will be prevented from running if more than 20 are declared.
In a statement released on Tuesday, authorities said: “France Galop has been asked several times about the maximum number of athletes who will start for the Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday. race code 2022 and race-specific conditions limit the number of runners to 20 and this is the number that will be retained.”
If necessary, the process of elimination or voting is as follows: the athlete with the lowest ranking will be eliminated sequentially. Ratings are decided by those who accept France Galop.
“In the case of horses of the same rating, an ascending order of exclusions will be made of the winnings for wins and positions throughout 2022, with a tie in the event of a tie in earnings. from the bounty.”
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