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Great Heavens (William Buick) wins the Darley Irish Oaks The Curragh Photo: Patrick McCann 22.0

Great Heavens (yellow cap) wining the Irish Oaks at the Curragh

  PICTURE: Patrick McCann (racingpost.com/photos)  

Gosden's Great Heavens trimmed for Arc glory

THE John Gosden-trained Great Heavens, supplemented for Sunday's Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after her year-older brother Nathaniel was ruled out of the race, has been cut to reward connections' decision.

She has edged past Saonois as third-favourite for the Arc behind Orfevre and Camelot.

Paddy Power and William Hill make the Irish Oaks winner 13-2 (from 15-2), while Boylesports offer the same price (from 9). Betfred are 6-1 (from 8).

One reason she has been clipped could be her ability to handle the ground at Longchamp, which is described as holding following 13mm of rain overnight.

"I have been very satisfied with her work," said Gosden. "The trip and the ground will suit, but she's never raced against the colts before. She has run against an older generation of fillies but not colts."

Yellow And Green, the other three-year-old filly in the Arc, is 16-1 (from 20) with Hills, who make July Cup winner Mayson 9-2 (from 5) for the Abbaye.

Wizz Kid is the only French-trained runner in the race and is 8-1 (from 10) with the same firm.

High Jinx, trained by James Fanshawe, is 4-1 (from 5) for the Cadran.

 
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