2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe
- Location – Longchamps, Paris, France
- Date – October 7th
- Type – Group 1 Flat Race
- Distance – 1 ½ miles (2,400m)
- Surface – Turf
“She was magnifique!” Exclaimed Frankie Dettori of his steed after his record breaking fifth win at the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe last year, “A truly tremendous finish.” And on recent results there may be every reason why in the 2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe betting odds Enable is given those 6/5 prices at Unibet and co, there is an expectation in the air that she might just do it again, an expectation her recent September Stakes victory at Kempton did nothing to dispel.
“She was awesome.” Enthused Dettori after the win at Kempton, “Her work was good but she’d not gone beyond a mile and I was worried, but she is in the hands of a master trainer. There’s no one like John Gosden for getting the job done. She’s been absent for 11 months, so you’d absolutely expect her to improve.” Which is true, that result meaning that in the 2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Betting Odds Enable is still the preferred bet on sports in France right now.
- Capri – 25/1
- Shahnaza – 25/1
- Study Of Man – 25/1
- Roaring Lion – 20/1
- Kitesurf – 20/1
- Lah Ti Dar – 20/1
- Forever Together – 16/1
- Crystal Ocean – 12/1
- Kew Gardens – 12/1
- Waldgeist – 8/1
- Cracksman – 7/1
- Sea of Class – 9/2
- Enable – 6/5
Is Enable The Best Bet On The Arc At Unibet?
That absence was the result of an injury scare which usually puts the cap on a career in horse racing but with the Kempton win under her saddle it would seem in the 2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe betting odds Enable is fairly priced, the filly back to winning ways instantly which is why the odds on Cracksman have drifted out to 7/1 and Waldgeist loiters at 8/1 on sites like Unibet, however there is a fair bit of interest in Sea Of Class at 9/2 who is looking very good.
However popular a wager it may be, Cracksman, it should be remembered was beaten at Ascot by Poets Word back in June, and Poets Word could still turn up at the Arc (although it’s unlikely) at around 14/1, something that stands in stark contrast to Waldgeist who won just this month at Longchamps itself, its fourth win in a row. Although Sea of Class has also won four on the bounce and taking advantage of French gambling laws might well be a better Arc wager.
2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe Betting Odds On Enable
Naturally whilst in the 2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe betting odds Enable is firm favorite big races like this aren’t all about backing the shortest horse and hoping for the best, and indeed if we look further down the field there are plenty of options that each-way might not be the worst of choices. Kew Gardens and Crystal Ocean both get 12/1, Forever Together gets a tasty 16/1 and Roaring Lion, Kitesurf and Li Ti Dar all sit around on 20/1 right now. You’ve lots of options.
Of course for the truly brave of wallet there are plenty of far longer shots. Shahnaza and Capri get 25/1, as do Brundtland and Stradivarius. Talismanic gets 33/1 along with Defoe, Neufbosc, Magic Wand and Bateel, however for the best longshot bet (especially each-way) is probably Cloth of Stars who came second last year on 40/1 and could well make French gambling news headlines by placing again this year too. Enable is thought to be able, so why not Cloth of Stars?