Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Racing Odds & Tips: Betway offer 11/8 on Enable – 4th October 2020

Will Enable make history with a thrid Arc win?

Horse Racing Betting

The big news in the build up to the 2020 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is that long-standing ante post favourite Love is not taking part.

Conditions working against Love had actually sent the odds on her scoring, on the drift this week, from as short as 6-4 out to 4/1.

The powerful filly, who won both the 1000 Guineas and Oaks during the summer was not left at the declaration stage.

So she has now been ruled out of the contest because of rain having made the ParisLongchamp track very soft. All three of the runs that she has had on softer ground, has ended in defeat.

That leaves the history-seeking Enable as the clear front runner for success on Sunday as she looks to become the first ever to win it three times.

Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Racing Odds

Enable 11/8
Stradivarius 6/1
Sottsass 15/2
In Swoop 9/1
Serpentine 11/1
Mogul 12/1
Persian King 12/1
Japan 14/1
33/1 bar
* (betting odds taken from Betway at 07:21 GMT on Saturday, 3rd October 2020)

Horse Racing Betting at Betway

Enable 11/8 in Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe odds

This is Europe’s richest flat race and ENABLE is the 11/8 favourite to take the win* (betting odds taken from Betway at 07:21 GMT on Saturday, 3rd October 2020).

She will be looking to add to his 2017 and 2018 victories in the race.

Enable did try for the hattrick last year and she had some big summer form behind her as well.

But jockey Frankei Dettori couldn’t get her there despite working her way into a strong position with 400 metres left and seeing off a couple of key challenges in Sottsass and Japan.

However, she was surprisingly hunted down by Waldgeist, who came from on the wide outside, and who ended up pulling a length and a quarter clear of Enable.

That just never looked on the cards, but Enable is back and of course, warrants some respect. Once again, but now as a six year old, she has had an excellent summer.

She opened her season account with a runner up in the Coral Eclipse to Ghaiyyath, before landing the score in the King George VI and QUeen Elizabeth Qipco Stakes by five lengths.

Enable then followed up in early September with a facile victory in the September Stakes at Kempton.

Last year’s Arc was run in very soft conditions, so Enable’s connections will know what to expect come Sunday.



Can Stradivarius do anything about Enable?

The soft conditions may help the cause of STRADIVARIUS in keeping in touch with Enable on Sunday.

He is of course, a top stayer and he goes well on the softer ground as well.

The 6 year old has a big profile and for certain should have strong place claims on the weekend.

After back to back wins in the Gold Cup at Ascot and then the Goodwood Cup Stakes over the summer, he was last seen at Longchamp in mid-September. S

tradivarius was second in the Qatar Prix Foy (Group 2) in that one.

That meant that he missed out on a hattrick, but it was another very good showing of pace for him.

He was notably quickening in the final stages of the Prix Foy as well and he has that proven staying ability. It will most likely be a bold run from him, but taking down Enable is still going to be a big ask.

But from an appealing 6/1 quote Stradivarius will draw plenty of appeal to pull this off* (betting odds taken from Betway at 07:21 GMT on Saturday, 3rd October 2020)

The Draw

Race favourite Enable will be going from stall five on Sunday for the big race with Stradivarius from out at 14.

1 – In Swoop (Ronan Thomas)
2 – Raabihah (Maxime Guyon)
3 – Mogul (Ryan Moore)
4 – Sottsass (Cristian Demuro)
5 – Enable (Frankie Dettori)
6 – Way To Paris (Ioritz Mendizabal)
7 – Persian King (Pierre-Charles Boudot)
8 – Royal Julius (Shane Foley)
9 – Gold Trip (Stephane Pasquier)
10 – Sovereign (Mickael Barzalona)
11 – Japan (Yutaka Take)
12 – Deirdre (Jamie Spencer)
13 – Chachnak (Tony Piccone)
14 – Stradivarius (Olivier Peslier)
15 – Serpentine (Christophe Soumillon)

Can Sottsass go better than just place claims?

There was a third place finish for SOTTSASS last year at the Arc and because of that he is worth keeping a market check on.

His last run was in the Irish Champion Stakes three weeks ago (Group1). It was a fourth place finish there for him, two lengths back of the winner.

He has been solid and consistent this season and with a victory recorded at Chantilly in June on his second race back after reappearance, he warrants some respect.

The place claims are back there for sure, but it is going to remain debatable as to whether he has enough to claim the win.

Sotsass is a 15/2 option* (betting odds taken from Betway at 07:21 GMT on Saturday, 3rd October 2020).

Further absentees cut the field

MOGUL and three others from Irish trainer Aiden O’Brien have pulled out from the race. Japan, Serpentine and Sovereign have all been withdrawn on the eve of the race because of positive tests for a banned substance.

Others to note

PERSIAN KING has won a Group 1 fixture at Longchamps as well, getting a score in the Prix de Moulin.

He will be making his first attempt at the 12f distance though, but remains an interesting player in this field. It has been three wins in his last four runs.

The relatively unexposed IN SWOOP was second to Mogul in the Grand Prix de Paris at course and distance. That piques some interest.

He was finishing very strongly there as well and for what will be just his fifth race track appearance, the youngster is well worth looking at.

Predictions & Tips for Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Racing Odds

This isn’t the full race that many would have been hoping for, with Love and others not heading to the start on Sunday.

Is this is all going to further the strengthen the hand of ENABLE as she goes looking for that history-making hattrick.

We would have to support that. She has looked as good as ever over the summer getting some high profile wins and the experience of the soft ground form last year’s Arc will leave connections in no doubt over what needs to be done.

STRADIVARIUS has to be there or thereabout because he is a proven stayer and gets himself in the mix. In a straight head to head against Enable though, we can’t see him having quite enough to upset the field.

There are some interesting claims from IN SWOOP as well, but with the field cut down a bit, PERSIAN KING, who has been rocking along in some very good form this summer, has to be worth a look at each way odds to make his presence felt.

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