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St Leger winner Sixties Icon has, as expected, been supplemented for Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

St Leger winner Sixties Icon has, as expected, been supplemented for Sunday’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

Jeremy Noseda’s Classic winner has been added to the line-up for the 12-furlong showpiece after owners Paul and Susan Roy paid the €60,000 supplementary fee to make him the sole British runner in the race.

A maximum field of eight will go to post for the Group One event with main contenders Shirocco, Hurricane Run and Deep Impact all standing their ground.

The first two are both trained by Andre Fabre who also has Prix Niel winner Rail Link to form a triple assault on the race.

Alain de Royer-Dupre will rely on Pride after connections decided not to supplement impressive Prix Vermeille winner Mandesha.

Robert Collet’s French Derby second Best Name and Grand Prix de Deauville winner Irish Wells complete the probable runners.

Aidan O’Brien has taken out both Alexandrova and Dylan Thomas, while Geoff Wragg’s Dragon Dancer and French Oaks second Germance will also miss the race.

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