Silverwave books Arc ticket

Silverwave booked his ticket for a second shot at the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after making light work of his rivals in the Prix Foy at Chantilly.

Pascal Bary, trainer of Silverwave

After landing a first Group One victory in the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on his previous start the four-year-old saw his odds cut for France's premier mile-and-a-half contest, which he finished 10th in last year at Longchamp, when clinching a second win of the campaign.

German raider Ito took the field along in single file for much of the Group Two prize until giving way to the Pascal Bary-trained son of Silver Frost, who had tracked him throughout, inside the final furlong.

Once given the shake up the 6-4 favourite swiftly put the race to bed, crossing the line a length clear of the early pace-pusher to complete a big-race double for winning rider Maxime Guyon, who had earlier steered the Carlos Laffon-Parias-trained Left Wave to glory in the Prix Vermeille.

Sky Bet cut the winner from 33/1 to 25/1 for the Arc on October 2.

Bary, who last won the Foy with Zambezi Sun in 2008, said: "It was very nice and exactly what I wanted.

"The German horse went a good pace in front and we just followed him. He will go to the Arc now. Maxime will ride Left Hand in the Arc, so we will have to look for another jockey.

"He is very easy to train and is a good mover. At the beginning of the year he was running over a mile and a quarter but he likes this distance and is a really good horse over a mile and a half.

"We will maybe come back here one or two times to do some jogging then go there for the race."

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