In adding to Aidan O'Brien's victories with Desert King, Galileo, High Chaparral and Dylan Thomas, Soldier Of Fortune
recorded the biggest winning margin in the race since Sinndar triumphed by nine lengths in 2000.
It's Gino (far left): connections claim he finished ahead of Soldier Of Fortune
in the Arc
While Duke Of Marmalade will be having his sixth race of the season, Soldier Of Fortune
, fifth behind Dylan Thomas a year ago having his sixth race of the year, goes into today's contest fresh.
A win for Duke Of Marmalade or Soldier Of Fortune
would obviously be marvellous, but I may not be buying the drinks at the Christmas party (not that I probably would anyway) if the Duke catches us with our pants down again.
Johnny Murtagh has elected to ride the all-conquering Duke Of Marmalade over Soldier Of Fortune
but his team are not keen make the former compete on too testing a surface.
With five-time Group 1 winner Duke Of Marmalade not a certain starter, Soldier Of Fortune
can chase Zarkava home.
A total of 23 were left in at the forfeit stage, with Aidan O'Brien's strong hand spearheaded by Duke Of Marmalade and Soldier Of Fortune
Aidan O'Brien still has a handful of possibles, including Duke Of Marmalade and Soldier Of Fortune
, while Getaway and Vision D'Etat two other leading fancies.
Next in the list is Ballydoyle raider Soldier Of Fortune
, who is being prepared with an autumn campaign in mind.
SOLDIER Of Fortune
and New Approach are the most high profile absentees following the latest forfeit stage for the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.
Irish trained Soldier Of Fortune
landed yesterday's feature race, the Group 1 Juddmonte Coronation Cup for Johnny Murtagh.
JOHNNY Murtagh is raring to go on Soldier Of Fortune
in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp today.
So when you are trying to find the winner of tomorrow's Group One highlight at Longchamp, the stats say Soldier Of Fortune
(4-1 Coral) can provide Aidan O'Brien with his first victory in the race.
The Derby hero was yesterday confirmed at the first forfeit stage for the big race along with 14 others, including chief market rivals Soldier Of Fortune
and Zambezi Sun.
At The Curragh, Eagle Mountain will be odds-on and should win, but take Soldier Of Fortune
(6/1) as a viable alternative.