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Thursday 22nd September 2016

Racing UK

Postcard from France: Left Hand slipping in under radar for Arc

A quiet day for the Planet Turf team where filming our links was the main priority.

However, we did visit Carlos Laffon Parias, who trains the Prix Vermeille winner Left Hand.

1. Left Hand is a typically lazy Dubawi according to Carlos, who apparently cannot beat claiming horses at home. She is, however, improving all the time and her Vermeille win showed her to be a legitimate Arc contender. She wears cheekpieces because she is so laid back but do not be fooled by her. In finishing second in the Diane to La Cressionniere, she showed how good she was and she is a little under the radar in this year's Arc.

2. Our trip is over and it will provide you with a one and a half hour Planet Turf special next week. It remains for me to spend three hours in a car with Claude Charlet tomorrow morning which is a tough ask, even tougher than getting an interview with Pascal Bary.