THE Wertheimer Brothers-owned and bred Flop Shot, the Group 3 winning son of New Approach and out of a half-sister to the Group 1 winner Plumania and to the dam of Group 1 winner Left Hand, led the way at the 2019 Arqana Arc Sale held near Saint-Cloud racecourse on the eve of the big race.

An imposing individual, the colt has never been out of the first three in six career starts and finished third on his most recent starts in the Group 2 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano and Prix Eugene Adam. Flop Shot will now race for White Birch Farm’s Peter Brant, in colours carried with distinction this year by Arqana graduate Sottsass who ran third in the Arc on Sunday.