Love had been the long-time favourite for the 2020 Arc when O’Brien decided not to declare the filly because the going at ParisLongchamp was heavy.
Piechulek, 34, has been checking the weather forecast daily and has been encouraged by the outlook ahead of his debut in Europe’s richest turf race.
The six-year-old dubbed the ‘Frankel of the Fjords’ recorded his third victory in a row against in the G3 Stockholm Cup [September 19].
Aga Khan’s retained rider in France will take over from Colin Keane, who took over at the Breeders’ Cup when Soumillon tested positive for COVID-19.
Williams, who won the race on Vow And Declare, has committed to partnering the Andrew Balding-trained in both the Caulfield Cup and at Flemington.
Jeles was representing her country in the latest stage in the Longines-sponsored World Championship series at Veliefendi racecourse on September 5.
The trio have arrived at Ward’s base in Keeneland, Kentucky for what racing manager David Redvers described as “an interesting project”.
Aidan O’Brien-trained superstar jumps above Palace Pier as TRC #1 after fifth G1 win in a row in Irish Champion Stakes.