Snowfall suffers first defeat of season with Teona winning Prix Vermeille

By: Greg Wood at Longchamp Monday 13 September 2021
  • Snowfall drifts out in betting for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
  • Roger Varian’s Teona upsets form book with 18-1 success

The ante-post prices ahead of next month’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe were heavily revised here on Sunday afternoon after Snowfall, the runaway winner of the Oaks in June, suffered her first defeat of the season behind Teona in the Group One Prix Vermeille.

Snowfall started the afternoon as the favourite for the Arc having won her previous three starts, all at Group One level, by a combined total of nearly 29 lengths. Frankie Dettori settled the 1-5 favourite a few lengths off a steady pace set by Hollie Doyle, on Snowfall’s stable companion La Joconde, but when he asked for an effort two out, the instant response that swept opponents aside earlier in the season was missing.

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