Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Tips and Betting Offers, Longchamp, Sunday 7th October 2018

The sporting spotlight remains firmly in Paris following golf’s Ryder Cup as the l’Arc de Triomphe returns to its natural home of Longchamp. The excitement is palpable for what is undoubtedly one of the greatest contests in world racing. Once again the Group 1 contests flaunts an elite field of middle distance runners as well as a €5m purse, making it the richest turf race on the planet.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Betting Tips and Offers

Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.

  • Enable to win at 11/10 with Betfair
  • Capri each way at 25/1 with Coral
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Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Betting Offers

Since 1978, only one horse (Treve) has been able to secure a repeat victory in this race. It’s a feat many have tried and failed to accomplish but Enable stands a fantastic chance of being the seventh horse to successfully defend her Arc crown. Once again she’ll be ridden by Frankie Dettori, an enormous fan of hers, and also the leading jockey in this Group 1 event with five previous victories. Her odds were cut slightly following a favourable draw in stall six but it’s not like the 11/10 (Betfair) favourite needs much in the way of extra help.

Enable’s performances last year were simply superb. From here annihilation of the field in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes to her irresistible display in the Epsom Oaks. She took things easy on her return this year, relaxing late on as won the September Stakes on artificial ground at Kempton. While nothing like the test she will face on Sunday, the bay filly didn’t appear to have lost any of her ability after a 342 day absence. Good to soft going will be no issue for this magnificent middle distance runner who looks set for her eighth successive victory.

There’s no Cracksman for this contest as John Gosden opted instead to allow the four-year-old to defend his Champion Stakes crown. Sea of Class was a late entry though, supplemented at a cost of €120,000. It could prove to be a smart decision as the three-year-old has been made the second favourite (7/2, Ladbrokes) for Sunday’s prestigious race. She put in a fine showing to win the Yorkshire Oaks in August as she continues to show improvement with each race. Although the filly is clearly the progressive type, she would need a real leap in ability to match the class of Enable.

Andre Fabre hasn’t scored a winner in this race in 2006 but the Frenchman still remains as its most successful trainer. His strongest entry this time is Waldgeist (7/1, bet365) who narrowly edged out Coronet to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud in the summer. The colt looked in equally as good shape when first to finish in the Prix Foy but showed little to suggest he can topple the favourite on Sunday. Capri would need to find his three-year-old form to have a chance of betting Enable but at 25/1 (Coral), there’s no better each way option. Aidan O’Brien’s horse made a weak start to the season at Longchamp but it was only a year ago that he was out claiming glory in the St Leger.