2024 Prix de lOpera Betting Odds at Longchamp racecourse

Sunday, 06 October 2024

It’s little surprise to find that Blue Rose Cen is the warm favourite to land a victory at Longchamp on 1 October, with the Christopher Head-trained charge about to return to winning ways. The three-year-old has been unable to score a success in her past two outings although the course and the trip could be right up her street this time around.

Jannah Rose and Lumiere Rock are other contenders who could go well and they have earned the respect of the bookmakers to the extent that they are trading at single figure odds. Jackie Oh and Al Husn could also be set to run favourably although much comes down to whether Blue Rose Cen is able to run to her potential here.

2023 Prix de l'Opera Longines Tips

The big talking horse when it comes to the Prix de l'Opera Longines is Blue Rose Cen who will be bidding to return to winning ways. The three-year-old achieved back to back victories at Longchamp earlier in the year before prospering in the Prix de Diane Longines at Chantilly on 18 June, with the horse landing a four length win over one mile two furlongs.

However, the runner was unable to oblige as favourite at the Glorious Goodwood meeting when finishing fourth out of six runners in the Nassau Stakes. On that occasion, Al Nasn was the winner and the former also underwhelmed as the odds-on favourite in the next race when finishing fifth in the Qatar Prix Vermeille.

Therefore, there will be some punters who want to oppose the favourite once again, with Jannah Rose having won three of her four outings this season. A win came last time out at August when the horse was able to triumph at Deauville in the Sumbe Prix Alec Head over one mile and two furlongs on very soft ground.

There was only a head between the runner and Lumiere Rock, with the latter operating as a decent each-way contender when it comes to this race. The horse was able to follow up that narrow defeat with a smart performance in the Blandford Stakes at the Curragh when seeing off favourite Jackie Oh who is set to run in this race.

2022 Prix de l'Opéra Tips

Although the Arc takes centre stage at Longchamp Racecourse on Sunday 2 October, the 2022 Prix de l'Opéra is a Group 1 encounter in its own right and there should be lots of horse racing price boosts and extra places available for this encounter. Much comes down to whether customers side with Nashwa who is likely to be a hot favourite to win.

There have been four successes for the Gosden-trained runner this season and the first took place at Haydock Park in April, with this being a Fillies’ Novices Stakes before going up in class to win a Listed Race at Newbury. Although Nashwa found winner Tuesday and favourite Emily Upjohn too good in the Oaks, there was further improvement found.

The filly was able to oblige in the Prix de Diane Longines as the 3/1 favourite and then another victory was landed in the Nassau Stakes. Punters who have followed this horse in both races will certainly be keen to back her for another victory. However, My Astra looks a progressive sort and is more of a backable each-way price.

The William Haggas-trained runner hasn’t been seen at a racecourse since finishing second in the Pretty Polly Stakes at The Curragh on 26 June, with the horse running a fine race on difficult ground. Meanwhile, Above the Curve can also be recommended based on a strong performance in the Blandford Stakes at The Curragh and that was a recent success.

Bet on 2020 Prix de l'Opéra Race

As part of the prestigious Arc de Triomphe horse racing meeting, we’re really excited about the 2020 Prix de l'Opéra where we will see some of the leading fillies and mares competing over 2,000 metres which roughly translates into one mile and a quarter. There’s a hefty purse available for a race which was won by Villa Marina last year.

While several horses have multiple races when it comes to the Longchamp racecard, it seems likely that we will see Fancy Blue line up in this race, with the Aidan O’Brien runner coming into the race with a strong track record and we’re surprised by the 5/1 that is currently available.

We saw the three-year-old score two victories in July, with the horse obliging in the Prix de Diane Longines when sent off at 8/1, while there was another smart performance in the Qatar Nassau Stakes where Fancy Blue ran really well and stayed on for the one mile and two furlong distance.

However, Tawkeel is an unbeaten filly who will arrive with plenty of market confidence and it’s noticeable that all of her victories have come in France, even if she’s yet to be tested at Longchamp racecourse, with the racecard illustrating that she has already scored wins at Deauville (twice) and Chantilly.

Magical is a slightly older stateswoman and she may or may not take her place in this race, although the bookies are erring on the side of caution and the horse wasn’t far behind Ghaiyyath in the Juddmonte International Stakes.

Magical ran well in the Arc de Triomphe last year when finishing fifth although we’re expecting her to improve for that run at Longchamp whether she takes her place in this race or another target.

The History of the Prix de l'Opéra

The Prix de l’Opera is a Group 1 race that takes place at Longchamp Racecourse, with the race forming part of the prestigious Arc de Triomphe meeting and it has been in operation since 1974. The race was originally a Group 2 encounter and this was a heat where only three or four-year-old fillies could compete although the race has since opened up to include older horses.

The Prix de l’Opera has now been added to the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series in 2011, with the winner getting an automatic qualification to run in the Fillies’ and Mares race in the Breeders’ Cup series.

Athyka is the only horse that has enjoyed back-to-back successes in 1988 and 1989, with Covert Love, Speedy Boarding and Wild Illusion among the recent winners and it’s noticeable how this race has seen lots of different winning trainers in recent times.