Europe's most prestigious horse race, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe will take place this weekend with last year's winner, Torquator Tasso hoping to become just the ninth horse to win the Arc twice. Looking ahead to the world's second richest race on turf, we will assess the chances of some of the big players, providing odds from our betting partners at BetGoodwin.
The Aidan O'Brien-trained Luxembourg is currently the bookies' favourite to win Sunday's Group 1 Arc. The three-year-old heads to Longchamp having won the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown four weeks ago. Five of the six horses beaten that day will line up on Sunday, including well-fancied duo, Vadeni and Onesto.
Sir Mark Prescott's Alpinista leads the British challenge and the five-year-old has an excellent chance of giving his trainer a first win in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. Alpinista is on a seven-race winning streak, including five consecutive Group 1s. Alpinista was last seen when winning the Darley Yorkshire Oaks in August whilst in July he landed the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on his only previous run in France.
Vadeni takes on the Arc's longer 1m4f distance instead of going back to the UK for the Champion Stakes at Ascot. The Qatar Prix du Jockey Club and Coral-Eclipse Stakes winner, has a point to prove after a disappointing third in the Irish Champion Stakes. Despite going off as the SP favourite, Vadeni seemed no match for the leading pair, Luxembourg and Onesto.
Last year's shock 72/1 race winner, Torquator Tasso is back to defend his crown and will once again be one of the big players. Connections have certainly been prepping him all season for another Arc challenge and he'll relish the testing conditions we're expecting.
Titleholder is an intriguing entry having landed a hat-trick in 2022 over in Japan. Back-to-back Grade 1 wins over 2m and 1m3f proves he possesses both the stamina and speed required to finally take the Arc back to Japan. The four-year-old has never raced outside of Japan which makes backing him a risk but we think it's a risk worth taking. Titleholder is our tip to land the Arc on Sunday.
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Odds
- 7/2: Luxembourg
- 6/1: Alpinista
- 7/1: Vadeni, Torquator Tasso
- 8/1: Titleholder
- 9/1: Westover
- 10/1: Onesto
- 25/1: Do Deuce, Mishriff, Mendocino, Al Hakeem
- 33/1: Mare Australis, Sealiway
- 40/1: Mostahdaf
- 50/1: Grand Glory, Bubble Gift
- 66/1: Deep Bond, Alenquer, Broome
- 100/1: Stay Foolish
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