With so much at stake it is no surprise that Sunday's G1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (2400m) is encouraging diverse and sometimes controversial opinions from those close to the main players in what looks like an epic version of Europe's most valuable horserace.
Anthony Oppenheimer, breeder and owner of Golden Horn, has announced in the past few days that if the ground is fast his champion three-year-old colt would 'easily' beat Treve, the hot favourite and brilliant five-year-old mare who attempts to become the first ever horse to win this ultimate European championship event for a third time.
aris Oppenheimer's opinion will be tested to the full on Sunday, but needless to say not everyone shares the same view, including 48-year-old four-times French champion jockey Thierry Jarnet, who has ridden Treve to her two previous Arc victories. In fact he questions Golden Horn's own credentials.
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