Derby hero Serpentine added to Aidan O’Brien’s team for Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe on Sunday
- O’Brien added the Investec Derby victor to his team at a cost of €72,000
- The 16-1 shot was a surprise winner of the Derby at Epsom in July
- A 16-strong line-up remains for Europe’s premier middle-distance race
Aidan O’Brien-trained Derby winner Serpentine has been added to the line-up for Sunday’s Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe after a 72,000 euro supplementary entry fee was paid.
Serpentine was a surprise winner of the Derby at Epsom in July when making all the running and building up an unassailable lead.
He has only run once since when fourth to stablemate Mogul in the Grand Prix de Paris at Longchamp earlier this month when he was ridden with far more restraint.
Serpentine is the only supplementary entry for Sunday’s Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
Serpentine in a 16-1 shot for the Arc.
He makes up a five-strong challenge for O’Brien – alongside stablemates Love, Magical, Mogul and Sovereign – with 16 entries still in the race.
Final declaration and jockey bookings will be made on Thursday.