Is That Bet On Enable In The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe wise?


Posted: September 28, 2017

Updated: November 11, 2017

With the big day looming this could be your last chance to get a wager on the biggest horse race in France. They may be going in Chantilly rather than the traditional Longchamps (which is being renovated) but the atmosphere will be electric as a superb field rush off on what is, for the time being, the richest turf race in the world. The question is should you really bet on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe or are the odds just too short to make it worthwhile when Bet365 has so many alternatives?

  • Can Cliffs Of Moher be a 28/1 winner in the world’s richest turf race?
  • Will 6/1 Ulysses take home the lion’s share of the €5,000,000 purse?
  • Has Order of St George a better chance than the 8/1 odds Bet365 are offering?
  • Should you bet on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe this weekend?

The mile and half race that dates back to the glamorous era of the roaring twenties is now sponsored by Qatar, who apparently can finance sporting events around the world despite being under blockade by it’s neighbors, and boasts a 5 million Euro purse. This ensures that the field is one of the best you’ll see side by side and if you like to bet on sports in France you could do far worse than to bet on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, because online Bet365 think it’s all but a certainty, giving her just 4/5 odds.

Admittedly a bet on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe seems quite sensible given it’s plethora of wins in the UK this year. The Cheshire Oaks, Epsom Oaks, Irish Oaks, King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the Yorkshire Oaks too. She’s no slouch, but if you’re going to have a flutter on the richest turf race in the world do you really want to be so unadventurous as to back the favorite? After all there are so many other good horses in the twenty strong field who’ll line up on Sunday.

Can Ulysses Or Order Of St George Beat Enable To The Line?

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

October 1st 2017
Chantilly, France.
Length – 2,400m (1 1/2 miles)
Inaugurated – 1920
Surface – Turf
Purse – € 5,000,000

Bet365 will give you 6/1 on Ulysses, winner of the Eclipse Stakes and International Stakes, as well as the Gordon Richards Stakes, but the chestnut is only just ahead of the 8/1 odds being offered by the bookies on Order of St George, winner of the Irish St Leger and an Ascot Gold Cup, who could be very strong on the day. A lot of people have put a bet on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe but apparently a sizable 17% or so have opted for this five year old Aiden O’Brien trained thoroughbred.

Naturally the 10/1 mark on Bet365 has a number of choices with the all but unpronounceable Dschingis Secret with the same chance as Brametot, Winter and Highland Reel who came in second last year behind Found, on this very track in this very race. At 10/1 that’s quite the wager and indeed it makes a bet on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe look less than exciting, and if you’re going to take advantage of French gambling laws this weekend, why not making really exciting for yourself?

Bet on Prix de lArc Triomphe

Ulysses (source: Racing Post)

Bet On Enable In The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe At Bet365

Cliffs Of Moher, the three year old that came second in the Epsom Derby just this year, is loitering around the 28/1 mark and is possibly the most tempting wager of the day. Sure you might not want to put the farm on it to come in victorious, but as an each-way bet you just won’t find better in Chantilly this weekend. Seventh Heaven gets 33/1 and Cloth Of Stars 25/1 but neither is the alternative to a bet on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe that a speculative wager on Cliffs Of Moher to place is.

Frankly anyone but Enable winning will make French gambling news headlines on Monday, especially as the course is due for a sprinkling of rain on the day, and could be heavier going than perhaps Ulysses can deal with or Order of St George will feel comfy running on. Indeed that bet on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe might be hugely sensible, regardless of the prevalent weather conditions, but at such short odds, and with other ways to get your kicks from this French institution, why not live a little?

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