Who Dares Wins chasing French Euros at Longchamp
Who Dares Wins has been a star for owner Henry Ponsonby and his syndicate under both codes over the last three seasons, but on Saturday he will break new ground by dipping his toes in Pattern race waters for the first time when he takes on the big guns in the Prix du Cadran at Longchamp.
The weather forecast for Paris this week-end is favourable for the thousands of Brits who will be heading for the French capital for the Arc, but Ponsonby hopes they have got it wrong, declaring “the more rain the better for us.”
The two and a half mile trip will be right up his street, and if Who Dares Wins gets some ease in the going Ponsonby remains convinced that his versatile old warrior can get a slice of the 300,000 Euros prize money.
He said:”Who Dares Wins has enjoyed a good break since he ran well behind Withhold at Newbury in July, and Alan reckons he has never had him better.
“We have him entered in the Cesarewitch at Newmarket, but the ground was too fast there when he ran in the race two years ago and we feared it would be the same again, so this time around we have set our stall around the Cadran, where we are always more likely to get a chance of some soft ground.
“Who Dares Wins has been placed in three Chester Cups and also an Ascot Stakes at the Royal meeting. We have never had a horse who has amassed more money – he has won nine races and his earnings are close on £300,000 – so, while the plan is to go novice chasing with him this winter, we have nothing to lose by going for the big bucks here.”