Prix De L’arc De Triomphe Betting Preview, Odds & Favorites

Prix De L'arc De Triomphe Betting Preview, Odds & Favorites

The Qatar Prix De L’arc De Triomphe is one of eight Group 1 contests scheduled for Sunday, October 6.

The Arc, as it is commonly referred, is one of the wealthiest and most prestigious Flat races in Europe.

  • Post time: 10:05 AM ET
  • Track: good to soft
  • The 1 1/2-mile race is open to horses aged three and older.

Odds For The Prix De L’arc De Triomphe

Twelve runners from around the world will gather at Longchamp Racecourse, led by super mare Enable, who has a strong chance to become the only three-time winner of The Arc.

Horse Odds
Enable -150
Japan +600
Sottsass +600
Magical +1,000
Ghaiyyath +1,000
Waldgeist +1,600
Fierement +3,300
Blast Onepiece +4,000
French King +5,000
Nagano Gold +6,600
Kiseki +6,600
Soft Light +8,000

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Only 8 horses have won the Arc two times, including Enable, who won in 2017 and 2018.

Let’s take a look at the field and betting odds for the Prix De L’arc De Triomphe 2019:

Field Analysis & Odds for The Arc Horse Race

ENABLE (4/6) (-150)

  • Pros: Enable has won 13 of 14 starts, including 12 straight races, including The Arc (twice) and Breeders’ Cup Turf at Churchill Downs in 2018.
  • Cons: No horse has ever won The Arc three years straight.
  • The Play: Use on top and underneath.

JAPAN (6-1) (+600)

  • Pros: Japan won the Grand Prix de Paris over this course and distance in July and was victorious in the prestigious Juddmonte International in August. He looms as the biggest threat to Enable.
  • Cons: Japan is a 3-year-old facing older horses, but has a lot of upside.
  • The Play: Use on top and underneath.
  • Use on top and underneath.


SOTTSASS (6/1) (+600)

  • Pros: Sottsass overcame trouble to win his third straight in the Group 2 Prix Niel at Longchamp, getting clear just a furlong from home and blasting home by 1 1/4-lengths. Many feel he could pull an upset if he gets a good trip.
  • Cons: Sottsass is a three-year-old facing older horses and he has only one Group 1 victory to his credit.
  • The Play: Use on top and underneath.
  • Use on top and underneath.


MAGICAL (10-1) (+1000)

  • Pros: Magical won the Irish Champion Stakes (G1) in her last start. She’s a talented filly and placed second behind Crystal Ocean in Prince of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. Magical adds blinkers.
  • fillies met up.
  • Cons: She’s been beaten by Enable both times the
  • The Play: Use Underneath.
  • Use underneath.


WALDGEIST (16/1) (+1600)

  • Pros: Waldgeist captured the Prix Ganay (Gr.2) in his Arc prep, and likes this course. He’s entirely capable of hitting lower exotics.
  • Cons: Waldgeist has lost both times he’s faced Enable. He’s won only twice this year in four outings.
  • The Play: Use underneath.
  • Use underneath.


NAGANO GOLD (66-1) (+6600)

  • Pros: Nagano Gold placed second despite having a troubled start in the Hardwicke Stakes (Gr.2) at Royal Ascot. He’s won and placed in both starts over this course.
    • Cons: Nagano Gold can’t beat Group 2 competition, and is taking a step up.
      The Play: Likes the course, might hit lower exotics at a huge price. Use underneath.

    Use underneath.


GHAIYYATH (10/1) (+1000)

  • Pros: He totally outclassed Group 1 company in Germany by 14-lengths in his last race.
  • Cons: Ghaiyyath has raced only three times this year, twice in April, once in September. Plus, it’s a case of “who did he beat” in Germany. He prefers good to firm footing.
  • The Play: Toss.
  • Toss.


FIEREMENT (33-1) (+3300)

  • Pros: Fierement has won 4 of his 7 starts against high-class horses but in Japan. Has the best chance of the Japanese horses to hit the board.
  • Cons: Fierement finished third behind Blast Onepiece in his last start, back in August.
  • The Play: Toss.
  • Toss.


BLAST ONEPIECE (40-1) (+4000)

  • Pros: He beat Fierement when the two met up.
  • Cons: Blast Onepiece has run only three times this year, and the last was against Group 2 company in August.
  • The Play: Toss.
  • Toss.


FRENCH KING (50-1) (+5000)

  • Pros: French King is undefeated this year, and bested Group 1 and Group 2 company in Germany.
  • Cons: Germany Group 1 is a level below the prestigious competition in England and France.
  • The Play: Toss.
  • Toss.


KISEKI (66/1) (+6600)

  • Pros: Japanese colt ran third behind Waldgeist in the Prix Foy in his Arc prep over this course. He may go to the front and try to steal it.
  • Cons: Hits the board, but hasn’t won a race since 2017.
  • The Play: Toss.
  • Toss.


SOFT LIGHT (80-1) (+8000)

  • Pros: Soft Light has finished out of the money only twice in his career.
  • Cons: His only victory was against maidens. Hit the board in 1 of 3 starts over this course, a second-place finish against listed company. Totally outclassed here.
  • The Play: Toss.
  • Toss.

Prix De L’arc De Triomphe Horse Race Information

  • Date: Sunday, October 6, 2019
  • Game Time: 10:05 AM ET
  • Venue: Longchamp Racecourse, Paris
  • Track: 1 1/2-mile, good to soft
  • Purse: 5 million euros

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Laurie Ross

Laurie Ross is a Pedigree Analyst, Handicapper, a published author. As well as a member of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association. She has committed her passion for horses to the intensive study of pedigree and breeding theory for the last twenty years.

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