Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Tips and Betting Offers including 10/1 on Postponed and money back offers, Sunday 2nd October 2016, Chantilly
The immensely prestigious Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is just around the corner and what a fantastic renewal we have of this wonderful race. The 2400 metre Group 1 event is current the world’s most valuable turf race and has once again attracted some of the best names from European racing. It’s an event watched by millions worldwide and it is simply a race you do not want to miss.
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Betting Offers and Free Bets
888sport – Enhanced Odds 10/1 on Postponed to Win
New customers to 888sport can claim the enhanced odds of 10/1 on favourite Postponed to win the Arc de Triomphe on Sunday – winnings paid as free bets – max stake £10
Ladbrokes – Money back on losing bets if Postponed wins
Ladbrokes will refund losing bets on the Arc this Sunday as a free bet of up to £25 if the favourite Postponed wins. Also, new customers can claim the Ladbrokes £50 free bet when they join and place a bet at odds of 1/2 or greater (100% matched free bets, terms apply).
Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Betting Tips
Almanzor’s recent and not so unexpected withdrawal from this race has only strengthened Postponed position as the race favourite but he still has some other top quality horses to worry about. Despite his short price, at five years old, he would be the only the second winner older than four in the past 25 years. The tag of the favourite hasn’t been an especially helpful one either in this race, only two shortest priced horses have triumphed here in the past decade, posting a level stakes loss of 5.71.
Fillies and mares have enjoyed plenty of joy in this race over the years and we will see if their good record continues as we make the switch from Longchamp to Chantilly for this year’s renewal. The best rated female horse this time is Aidan O’Brien’s Found who posts an RPR of 134. The bad news for her though is, much like the highly regarded Harzand, she did not win last time out and that’s something which seven of the last 10 Arc winners have done. There has also been a trend towards French trained horses in this race too but Makahiki, the son of Deep Impact, looks to have a serious chance of become the first ever Japanese trained winner.
It’s not the first time a Japanese trained horse has featured in the Arc but Japan hasn’t had many better chances of having a winner than second favourite Makahiki (5/1, Sky Bet). He was given a run out at Chantilly a few weeks ago and although he did secure victory, it wasn’t a performance to get anyone excited. He’ll certainly benefit from having this practice race before the main event but a win might just be asking too much of him here. The same can also be said for Found (7/1, Ladbrokes) who is becoming a runner-up specialist. She has finished second in her last five starts and this is must be a concern for Aidan O’Brien as especially as she hasn’t come closer on the two runs this season that were over this distance.
It’s therefore looking increasingly like Postponed will be the 2016 champion of the Arc. Unbeaten on his last six outings, including five around this distance, it would take something special to beat him. Despite the record of five year olds here, he oozes enough class to think that he can be an exception to the rule and with the forecast largely dry and warm this week, this will only strengthen his claim. In the each way market, French trained Left Hand looks a great option and will benefit from riding with the lowest weight on Sunday. She picked up her first distance and Group 1 victory at the Prix Vermeille a matter of weeks ago and looks capable of impressing once again here.