SUNDAY’s other two pattern events, the Group 3s of the Qatar Prix du Pin and the Qatar Prix du Petit Couvert, provided clues for a pair of Group 1s on the Arc undercard, the Prix de la Foret and the Prix de l’Abbaye.

City Light is Foret-bound after trimming more than a second off the race record time in the seven furlong Prix du Pin [see Time Will Tell column]. Trained by Stephane Wattel, he also underlined his appeal as a stallion as he has been purchased by Haras d’Etreham, where next year he will become the first son of Siyouni to stand at stud.