Arch Rival is out of National Emblem mare Competitive Edge, a half-sister to Skeem Team and Star Of The Sea. The damline also includes Italian Gr1 Oaks winner, Nicole Pharly. Competitive Edge has produced two other winners, including Come Dancing and The Edge.
Trainer Geoff Woodruff was over the moon at the plan come together and said the race had been targeted six months earlier.
“He was a bit under done last time when second in the Caradoc Gold Cup and I knew he would strip fitter here. It worked and I’m thrilled for the owners,” he said.
Well done to the winning connections!