The field for the most famous race in France is a great selection of some of the best rides out there but the bookies like Bet365 seem to believe that it’s going to be a one horse race this year at the Chantilly. The odds on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe are so short you could be forgiven for thinking it had already won, but as those that like to bet on sports in France anything can happen so let’s have a look at some of the other great wagers available on this historic race.
- Can those 11/10 odds on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe be wrong?
- Will 8/1 Cracksman be able to unlock a victory at Chantilly?
- Is 25/1 Jack Hobbs the best of the outside bets on this famous French horse race?
- Does 14/1 Order Of St George stand a chance of placing in October?
Usually it’s pretty easy to set the historical context of the race. It’s traditional location, Longchamp racecourse has been hosting races since 1857 and the first day the Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Eugenie attended. This year however the race is being held in the slightly less grandiose setting of Chantilly which might explain those short odds on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe 2017 and if the well heeled will stick to backing this runaway bookie’s favorite ahead of the big race, not everyone will.
Out for fun and thus perhaps a little more cavalier in our wagers some of us will get a lot more joy and excitement if we eschew this ridiculously over-favored favorite and put our cash on one of the other horses that garner far longer odds. The 11/10 odds on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe that you can get at sites like Bet365 just aren’t going to give the same frison or thrill as backing one of the others to beat it over the 2,400m course. Especially not if you go for some of the longshots on offer.
Find The Best Odds On Enable In The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe At Bet365
Location – Chantilly
Length – 2400m
Course – Right handed
Surface – Turf
Prize fund – €5,000,000
If you’re going to take advantage of French gambling laws and skirt the odds on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe you might want to check out the 25/1 shot that is Jack Hobbs at Bet365 which is getting a bit of attention in that regard, the odds on that horse likely to close up faster than a zipper nearer the off. Likewise Order of St George may also close in from 14/1 and Shutter Speed is unlikely to remain at 33/1 for much longer, whilst I can see Thunder Snow sitting at the same mark till the start.
Terrakova and Benbati, So Mi Dar and Cliffs of Moher all get 33/1 from Bet365 to finish first and whilst I doubt any of them will do so, an each-way wager on the last of those four would seem far from silly. Sure Idaho at 20/1 is tempting too as is Soul Stirring at 25/1 but Cliffs of Moher did win over one and a quarter convincingly in Chester this summer so whilst it’ll never get a price as short as the odds on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe it’s still worth a good hard look if you’re in the market.
Can Jack Hobbs Surprise The Crowd At Chantilly?
Nearer the top of the field we’ve got Eminent at 14/1 at Bet365, just behind Winter and Highland Reel at 12/1, although a win by either one would create French gambling news headlines of the sort that get the press accused of sensationalism. Ulysses sits around at 13/2, and Satono Diamond is loitering at the 10/1 mark as third favorite, but it’s Cracksman, the nearest rival to those ridiculously short odds on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, which is getting 8/1 to arrive home first on race day.
Source: France-galop.com © Scoopdyga
Naturally those of you that will ignore the odds on Enable in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe are likely to have their own view on which of these horses stands the best chance of performing well at a race they like to now refer to as “a monument”. With The Everest running this year the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, or just “Arc”, is slipping down the rich-race rankings list, and you have to wonder just how much a win by a dead cert is going to please Qatar the nation that sponsors races as if it were a company.