Japanese challenger Orfevre pleased connections with his latest workPICTURE: Masakazu Takahashi
Gallorini fears injury will force Risk to miss Arc
France: No Risk At All is a serious doubt for the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after a minor leg injury forced trainer Jean-Paul Gallorini to take him out of Sunday's Prix Foy.
The lightly raced five-year-old defeated subsequent dual Group 1 winner Meandre by three and a half lengths at Longchamp in June but was not among the eight names to go forward for the Foy after Wednesday's forfeit stage.
No Risk At All is a general 33-1 chance for the Arc and Gallorini said: "It's just a small problem behind the knee on his right foreleg. I would say the chances of him running in the Arc are not great.
"We must wait and see, but the history of the race tells you that you need a clear run and it would be difficult without a prep run."
Japanese Triple Crown hero Orfevre appeared in rude health when completing his last major gallop under Christophe Soumillon over 6f of Chantilly's straight Piste des Reservoirs.
"He ran six furlongs on the Reservoirs on turf today and he moved quite well, so I'm very satisfied," said trainer Yasutoshi Ikee. "It's the same gallop he trained on last week and changing it could have affected his performance."
With the forfeits coming on Wednesday for all three major Arc trials on Sunday's Qatar-sponsored card as well as the Group 1 Prix du Moulin, plenty of British and Irish interest seems assured.
The powerful trio of Great Heavens, Was and Princess Highway were among 15 in the Prix Vermeille, as was last year's winner Galikova.
Juddmonte Grand Prix de Paris winner Imperial Monarch features among 11 to have stood their ground in the Prix Niel.
And six of the eight engaged in the Moulin hail from ouside France, including Prix Jacques le Marois winner Excelebration and St James's Palace hero Most Improved.
Attempting to hold the invaders at bay will be Moonlight Cloud, who finished fourth at Deauville in the Marois after getting the worst of a rough race.