Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Betting at 21.co.uk
The lure of international racing was too much for us at 21.co.uk, so we’ve packed our suitcases and jetted off to the French capital and Longchamp Racecourse as we ready ourselves for Europe’s richest flat race and one of the most prestigious horse races in the world, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
Here at 21.co.uk, we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears open so that we bring our horse racing fans the latest news and views from Paris including which horses are expected to make an appearance, who’ll be riding them and the trainers to look out for. We’ll also have the latest odds from across the racecard available onsite, so you’ll never miss the chance to place a bet. If you’re looking for the latest movers in the market, the favourites or the longshots, then we always have the latest horse racing betting odds, so head over to the 21.co.uk betting markets and you’ll be able to peruse the top chances in the build-up to the meeting.
Prix de l’Arc De Triomphe Betting Tips
1:35 - Prix Daniel Wilderstein - The Revenant
**3:25 - Prix de Royallieu - Enbihaar **
4:00 - Prix Chaudenay - Moonlight Spirit
** 1:15 - Prix Marcel Boussac - Savarin**
** 1:50 - Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere - Ecrivian**
** 3:05 - Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe - Enable**
** 4:30 - Prix de l’Abbaye de Longchamp Longines - Battaash**
Trainers to Watch at Longchamp
We’re in no doubt that there’ll be eyes on the English trainers as they head across the channel to challenge French supremacy, but they won’t face an easy task if they’re hoping to knock the biggest European competitors off their stride.
Perhaps the trainer with the most to gain and the most to lose reputation-wise heading into the Arc, Gosden and Enable are bidding for an unprecedented third victory in three years. The filly didn’t make her seasonal reappearance until the Eclipse at Sandown, but now she’s back in glistening form, and she’ll be set out as the one to beat in Paris.
Fabre is the most successful homegrown trainer to run at Longchamp in the last year and heads to the Arc with a 25% strike rate which comes from 8 winners and 20 place finishes from a total of 32 runs. He’ll be looking to cement his form at Longchamp by sending some of this top runners to the Paris track, with Savarin, Victor Ludorum, and Waldgeist expected to feature.
Another UK trainer who’s taken to the flat course in Longchamp, Charlie Appleby has an impressive strike rate of 37% which includes a total of 7 winners, something we’re sure he’ll be looking to increase this weekend. He has the potential to do so, especially if you consider his recent form in the UK, so we’d be inclined to look for the Godolphin blue on the racecourse.
Horses to Watch at Longchamp
All eyes will be on Enable when she takes to the track for the highlight race of the weekend, looking to keep her unbeaten record of 12 races intact. She’s won the Cheshire Oaks, King George at Ascot (twice), the Yorkshire Oaks (twice) and the Arc (twice). She is bidding to become the first horse in the almost 100-year history of the Arc to win it three times. Of course, the filly won’t have it all her own way, with Magical and Japan expected to make an appearance, but the question on everyone’s lips is can she go one better than Treve and win the treble.
There is also racing to consider at Longchamp on Saturday, and we suspect that is where this filly will make an appearance in the Prix de Royallieu. Unbeaten in her last three starts, including the Lillie Langtry and the Park Hill Stake, this step up to Group One company should suit her.
You can never rule out a horse trained by Andre Fabre, and Savarin looks to be the cream of the crop in the Prix Marcel Boussac. Winning here last month, she’ll have prior knowledge of the course, something which should put her one step ahead of her UK competitors.
History of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
The second most prestigious horse racing event across Europe, the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is popularly referred to as the Arc by many punters who attend the yearly renewal of the race. Currently listed as the second richest race in the world, the first-ever Arc was run in 1920 and was won by three-year-old Comrade.
Now one of Europe’s defining middle-distance horses, it has grown in popularity since that first running and is now sponsored by the Qatar Group. Worth a total prize money of €5,000,000, it takes place on the first Sunday in October every year, it’s contested over a distance of a mile and a half (2400m), and is the ultimate test of speed, stamina and nerves as many jockeys attempt to bide their time before making a break for the finishing post.
The jockey to watch heading into this race is Frankie Dettori, the Italian has the most Arc wins of any jockey (6), and many will expect him to add another this weekend. In terms of the trainer who has the most wins in this race, it’s, of course, Andre Fabre who holds the record with 7 victories.
For this year's renewal of the Arc, we recommend you take into account that 7 of the last 10 winners were drawn in single figure stalls and that 6 of the last 10 victors also won a group race last time out, so remember to study the form while you’re browsing the horse racing online betting markets.
Longchamp Course Guide
Located in Bois De Boulogne in Paris, right in the heart of a park, Longchamp is one of the oldest racecourses in France. Built by the Duke of Morny in 1856, the first race was held at the course in 1857, but it was not until 1863 when it held the Grand Prix de Paris, that the course really took off.
For those unfamiliar with the course, the shape itself doesn’t resemble an oval or a traditional racecourse, but it’s extremely versatile and can hold a plethora of races ranging from 1000 metres up to 4000 metres, which ultimately means it combines several courses into one area.
The longest course at Longchamp is 2,750 metres, with the shortest being the 1000m metre track. Due to the adaptability of the track, it means there are a possible 46 starting points for races which makes every event at Longchamp unique.
Where Can I Watch The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe?
If you’re lucky enough to be jetting off the French capital for the race, you’ll be able to soak up the live atmosphere from Longchamp. But if you’re looking for a place to watch it in the warmth of your own home, then tune into ITV racing and catch all of the action live.
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