Prix de lArc de Triomphe Betting Odds Comparison - Longchamp

02/10/2022 15:05:00
On Sunday 3 October, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe will take place at Longchamp Racecourse which is one of the most famous horse races in the France. This is a historic race and certainly the biggest in France, with this being run over a distance of one mile and four furlongs.

Unlike the 2020 renewal of the race, the 2021 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe will feature spectators who will descend on the Paris race track where the leading horses from all over Europe will line up in this middle distance flat race, with the betting market looking wide open.

02/10 15:05Best Odds
Mr Play
Mr Play17/2
Hurricane LaneHurricane Lane
Torquator TassoTorquator Tasso
Dubai HonourDubai Honour
Native TrailNative Trail
Mare AustralisMare Australis
Mr Play25/1
Ancient RomeAncient Rome
Point LonsdalePoint Lonsdale
Reach For The MoonReach For The Moon
Mise En SceneMise En Scene
Mr Play100/1
Concert HallConcert Hall

Who Are the Betting Favourites for 2021 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe?

Tarnawa is the market leader to win the Arc with some bookies, with Dermot Weld having a horse that hasn’t tasted defeat for some time. The five-year-old finished ninth in the Qipco British Champions Fillies & Mares Stakes on 19 October 2019 but hasn’t looked back since.

The most recent outing saw the Irish raider pitch up at Leopardstown in the Grant Thornton Ballyroan Stakes where he was a facile 1/2 winner although there was more to like about previous showings where the horse won the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf at Keeneland and she’ll be confident of securing another high-profile victory.

It should also be noted that Tarnawa scored a couple of wins at Longchamp just under twelve months ago, although a triumph in the Prix de l'Opera Longines followed a victory in the Qatar Prix Vermeille.

Wonderful Tonight also has some excellent figures and the four-year-old has won both of his seasonal outings this term, with an odds-on success being scored in the Qatar Lillie Langtry Stakes which occurred at Glorious Goodwood where it was a two length win over one mile and six furlongs.

Previously to this, there was a 5/1 victory in the Hardwicke Stakes at Royal Ascot, with the horse having been sent off as 49/10 favourite in the Qatar Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp so we know this runner should act at this course.

Hurricane Lane Could Run a Big Race in Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Hurricane Lane will run in the Godolphin colours for trainer Charlie Appleby, with the horse having won four of his five outings this season and the three-year-old could be more progressive than the first two horses in the betting, especially given his age.

The victory in the Grand Prix de Paris was particularly impressive over one mile and four furlongs, with that being on very soft ground, with this horse having also claimed the spoils in the Irish Derby.

2020 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Betting Odds

Quite simply, French horse races don’t come any bigger than the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and there is going to be a stellar cast of horses lining up for the 2020 renewal which is about as high class as any flat horse race can get.

Between them, the runners on the 2020 Arc racecard boast a plethora of Group 1 successes although only one horse can claim the spoils in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and it’s Love who is trading as the betting favourite to win this Longchamp classic.

It’s hardly a surprise when you consider that this filly has swept all before her this season and the three-year-old will be bidding to land a rare quadruple, the likes of which have never been seen in horse racing.

The Aidan O’Brien runner began the season by winning the 1,000 Guineas at Newmarket when triumphing by over four lengths, while she then won the Oaks by an amazing nine lengths and hindsight tells us that a starting price of 11/10 was unreal value about a horse that won with so much in hand.

Love more recently won the Darley Yorkshire Oaks and will now be up against the big boys for the first time in 2020, although she’s still regarded as the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe market leader and it will be interesting if any can stop her.

Who Can Stop Love Winning Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe?

The next horse in the betting is also a filly and it should be noted that fillies get a 1.5 kg allowance in this race which can make all the difference considering that the distance is one-and-a-half miles.

Enable is likely to have her supporters and the John Gosden-trained runner finished second in the 2019 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after being beaten by Waldgeist although she had previously followed a similar path to that of Love in 2020.

We saw Enable sent off at evens for the Coral Eclipse where she finished second to Ghaiyyath although her more recent outing at Ascot in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes saw her return to the winners’ enclosure albeit by beating only two other horses in the race.

The History of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

The Arc is synonymous with high quality French horse racing and the prize money really attracts all the leading horses from the UK and Ireland, with the actual race having been in operation since 1920 and recent renewals have seen the ground prove to be plenty soft enough so there’s a strong test of stamina in operation.

The distance is 1.5 miles in total, with the Arc now regarded as the second biggest horse race in Europe after the Derby and it’s also the world’s second-richest horse race behind The Everest.

Enable achieved back to back victories in 2017 and 2018 before narrowly failing to land a hat-trick, while Treve was also a recent consecutive winner and we look forward to more Arc history being made.

Enable is on the verge of making history when she lines up in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe on Sunday 6 October.

The John Gosden-trained mare has been absolutely sensational over the past three Flat racing seasons and the five-year-old will be bidding to make history by landing a victory in the Arc for the third successive occasion.

Enable triumphed at Chantilly two years ago before arriving at Longchamp twelve months later and claiming the spoils for a second time, with the horse currently trading at odds of 8/11 to complete that hat-trick.

It would be a feat that is unmatched considering the eight other horses that managed to win the Arc on two occasions were unable to complete the three-timer, although Frankie Dettori is sure to go close on this superstar.

Enable won’t find it easy at the Paris track, with the horse returning to the track to win the Coral Eclipse at Sandown in May, while she also made an appearance at Ascot and triumphed by a neck against Crystal Ocean.

More recently, there was a more facile win at the Knavesmire when Enable beat Magical in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks although the Arc is the prize that surpasses all these races.

It appears that star jockey Ryan Moore is going to opt to take the ride on Japan rather than Magical for this race, with Aidan O’Brien likely to have both of his stable stars lining up in this encounter.

The former has triumphed on his past three outings, with the horse getting a three pound weight advantage over Enable and there has been everything to like about victories at Ascot, Longchamp and York.

The victory at York was a win against Crystal Ocean and some might like the each-way prospects about this horse rather than backing the favourite, while Magical is trading at a bigger price.

Magical has not been out of the top two in any of his six seasonal outings, although there are question marks whether this charge has the class to claim the victory in Europe’s richest race.

There are plenty of other lively contenders and that includes Sottsass who is the French hope in the race and possibly might end up going off as second favourite if the natives latch on to this talented three-year-old.

As always, it’s hard to marry French form with English form, although the horse won a prep race here at Longchamp a few weeks ago and could be in the frame.

Similarly, Charlie Appleby has an exciting prospect in the form of Ghaiyyath and the four-year-old is trading at around 11/1 to win the race, having claimed the spoils in a Group 1 race in Baden Baden recently.