The build-up to the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2020 - Battaash ruled out of Prix de l'Abbaye

Battaash, who was favourite for Sunday's Prix de l'Abbaye, has been ruled out of the race due to the testing ground at Longchamp. 

Trainer Charlie Hills told reporters "We had very little choice but to take the horse out. It's a real shame but the ground looks like it will be the same or worse than last year and it would be silly to take a risk with a horse like him."  In fairness Angus Gold, owner Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum’s racing manager, told everyone on the Tuesday “At the moment he runs, but if it turns into an absolute quagmire I can’t tell you – but at the moment he runs.” 

I am of course on the mudlark Make A Challenge at 7-1 each-way ante-post and he is now 3's generally with Glass Slippers 5-2.