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Aidan O'Brien withdraws his four horses from Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe showdown with Enable after they tested positive for a banned substance Japan, Mogul, Serpentine and Sovereign will miss the big race in Paris The four horses have provided positive samples for a banned substance  Hot favourite Enable will seek to claim an historic third Arc on Sunday

By Marcus Townend For The Mail On Sunday

Published: 23:09 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 01:44 BST, 4 October 2020

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The Qatar Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe was thrown into chaos with trainer Aidan O’Brien forced to withdraw his four runners after they were caught up in a drama surrounding contaminated feed.

O’Brien pulled out Grand Prix de Paris winner Mogul, Derby winner Serpentine, plus their stablemates Sovereign and Japan in a move which not only significantly weakened the opposition to hot favourite Enable in her bid to win an historic third Arc but also dramatically changed the tactical make-up of the race.

O’Brien said that horses also entered in races on the Arc card trained by his sons Donnacha and Joseph would also be withdrawn.

Aidan O'Brien was due to field Japan, Sovereign, Mogul and Serpentine (above) on Sunday

 Aidan O'Brien was due to field Japan, Sovereign, Mogul and Serpentine (above) on Sunday

But O’Brien was forced to withdraw his four runners after they were caught up in a drama surrounding contaminated feed

O’Brien’s team is one of the stables that have been affected by some feed products from the Irish firm Gain Equine Nutrition being contaminated with Zilpaterol, which is unlicensed in Europe but used in the US to promote weight gain, mainly in cattle.

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