Sport : Horse Racing

Buick relishing Arc challenge

23rd September 2012, 04:09pm

Nathaniel: Seeking revenge on Danedream and Snow Fairy in the Arc

Nathaniel: Seeking revenge on Danedream and Snow Fairy in the Arc

William Buick is relishing the prospect of riding Nathaniel in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp on October 6.

John Gosden's charge landed the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown in July before finishing second behind Danedream and Snow Fairy in the King George and Irish Champion Stakes respectively.

He is likely to meet those two high-class fillies again in France but Buick admits he would prefer some juice in the ground.

"He's doing very well, he's had a magnificent season so far, he's done nothing wrong," Buick told Racing UK.

"He's a credit to himself and hopefully he'll go to the Arc in good form - any rain would be welcome. The Arc looks like a spectacular race this year so we'll have to wait and see.

"It's a fantastic race, it's the ultimate race so it would be fantastic to go there with a live chance."

Horse Racing Videos

    Alex Hammond's Tip of the Day

    Alex Hammond's Tip of the Day

    27-November-2014

    Sky Sports News takes you through all of the day's racing news, plus Alex Hammond's tip of the day.

    McCoy returns from injury

    McCoy returns from injury

    26-November-2014

    AP McCoy says his recovery from injury has gone extremely well ahead of his return to the saddle at Fontwell.

    Tributes paid to Dessie

    Tributes paid to Dessie

    16-November-2014

    Tributes have been paid to racehorse trainer Dessie Hughes after he died at the age of 71 through illness.

    The Open preview - Simon Claisse

    The Open preview - Simon Claisse

    12-November-2014

    Mike Vince speaks to Clerk of the course Simon Claisse ahead of The Open meeting at Cheltenham racecourse this weekend.

    Sky Bet

    Facebook Favourites