5 October 2003
Dalakhani keeps the Arc at home
THE SUPERLATIVES were not misplaced. Dalakhani, a colt variously described as “a genius” and “truly exceptional”, lived up to the praise to leave his mark on Europe’s biggest championship race on Sunday.
To his connections the perfect embodiment of a racehorse, he lifted Longchamp with a performance that confirmed his right to the mantle of equine superstar. Late doubts about soft ground and a wide draw dissolved as Dalakhani won with something in hand.