Owner-breeder Anthony Oppenheimer is not unduly concerned after Golden Horn was drawn in stall 14 for Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

John Gosden's Cape Cross colt has been one of the main stars of the summer, winning the Dante, the Derby and the Coral-Eclipse before bouncing back from a shock reverse in the Juddmonte International to claim the Irish Champion Stakes

With conditions drying out all the time at Longchamp, confidence is high within the camp that the three-year-old can topple the brilliant Treve, who bids to become the first horse to win Europe's premier middle-distance prize three times.

Oppenheimer said: "He's a horse who likes to come from behind, so I suppose he is better being drawn where is than being on the inside.

"The ground looks like it's come right, which is fortunate. It's very exciting and I'm very much looking forward to it.

"The pacemaker (Shahah) is there to help Treve and ensure a good pace, but I think he will help us as well.

"On good ground I think he (Golden Horn) will stay. It is slightly marginal, but I think on good ground he has a better chance than he would on good to soft or soft."

"There is always pressure on everybody in these situations, I'm afraid, but I think Treve has more to lose.

"If the ground is good as they are predicting, we'll find out (who is the best)."

Oppenheimer is not ruling out the prospect of Golden Horn heading to Keeneland to contest the Breeders' Cup Turf next month, but is adamant he will not stay in training next year.

Asked what the future holds, he said: "It's entirely up to the horse. Both John and I do what's best for the horse.

"If the horse comes say second or third in the Arc and is still in good condition, I think the Breeders' Cup is certainly a possibility on the turf.

"I'm a breeder, so I really want to see the foals by this stallion. That would give me great pleasure, so I don't honestly feel he needs to run as a four-year-old."

Gosden, phlegmatic about the draw after his King George winner Taghrooda also endured a wide berth 12 months ago, believes the possible strong pace Golden Horn will encounter this weekend should bring out his best.

"He is a horse who has had his greatest races on quick ground with a strong pace in front of him," the trainer told At The Races.

"The Dante and the Derby is the way he likes to race. Unfortunately in the Eclipse and the Irish Champion they were both small fields with no front runner and he was drawn in one, on the rail, in both cases.

"At Sandown and Leopardstown if you come out steady and sit in the middle they are the easiest places in the world to get boxed in and the other riders would have every legitimate right to keep him boxed in.

"So, in both cases he was forced to make the running which, quite frankly, is not his style, but what we didn't want to do was get trapped off a false pace and be unlucky.

"To that extent I'd like to see him run in a race with a decent pace and he can come from off it but time will tell.

"He's shown his versatility that he can do it from the front and fight them off but he's also shown if they go a great pace he's got a good turn of foot."

The master of Clarehaven is pleased ground conditions appear to be turning in Golden Horn's favour.

He said: "His best surface is good to firm, there's no doubt about it, he has great acceleration. I had him in the Guineas early in the year with every intention of running him but the problem was he only had one run at two due to pulling a muscle in August.

"It was a pity he didn't get to run in a race like the Royal Lodge or something because then you could have seen him as a legitimate Guineas type. He has that kind of speed.

"His pedigree is all mile, hence Mr Oppenheimer never even put him in the Derby.

"He's very versatile but I think a mile and a quarter is probably his best trip. But he gets a mile and a half and I think he could have made a pretty smart miler."

Frankie Dettori knows the task facing Golden Horn well, having ridden Treve three times, albeit suffering defeat twice.

"I was pleased more for the horse (won at Leopardstown), after York people were scratching their heads and now he is back to where he was," he told Racing UK.

"Ground is key with him. Treve loves Longchamp, she hasn't got the problems she had in the past and she has looked very, very good. But you have to go into the race with the Derby winner thinking you can beat her.

"He's quite a versatile horse so I don't see much of a problem (with tactics)."