Wohler ready for Longchamp assault

Andreas Wohler expects to be represented in two Group One races at Longchamp on Sunday.

Andreas Wohler expects to be represented in two Group One races at Longchamp on Sunday.

Peace Royale and Dominante are on course for the Prix Marcel Boussac and Prix de l’Opera respectively, with Wohler looking forward to seeing what his pair can do against the best Europe has to offer.

Peace Royale, a five-length winner at Dusseldorf last month, was among 12 juvenile fillies left in the Boussac at the first forfeit stage.

Wohler said: “If everything goes right from now on then they shall both run on Sunday.

“It was an easy race Peace Royale won last time but she won well and couldn’t have done it any easier – she’s improved since then.

“It’s a big target for her but she deserves her chance and a mile should suit.”

Among Peace Royale’s potential opposition is Aidan O’Brien’s Savethisdanceforme, the Dermot Weld-trained Mad About You and British-trained duo Joffe’s Run and Don’t Forget Faith.

Peter Chapple-Hyam’s Annie Skates could represent the Newmarket handler while Laureldean Gale, formerly in his care, may make her debut for the Godolphin team.

Conference Call, Gagnoa, Gipson Dessert, Macellya and Belle Allure complete the list of 12.

Wohler’s other big-race hope, Dominante, also stood her ground along with 11 others in the Prix de l’Opera.

Unlike Peace Royale, the daughter of Monsun has twice run in top-flight company, finishing second in the German Oaks in June and third behind older horses in Munich at the end of July.

“With a bit more luck, Dominante would have been second to Soldier Hollow in that Group One – she’s an amazing horse,” Wohler opined.

“She’s got stronger over the season and that’s always a good sign when they do that and improve.

“Both fillies wouldn’t mind soft ground at the weekend, especially Dominante.”

Dominante is sure to face a stern examination, with her German Oaks conqueror Mystic Lips a potential starter.

Satwa Queen and Musical Way are the only possibles not belonging to the Classic generation, while Oaks heroine Light Shift and Jim Bolger’s 1000 Guineas winner Finsceal Beo could also run.

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