This weekend sees one of the biggest races in the horse racing calendar takes place with the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe set for Sunday.
History could be made if Enable comes past the post first as she targets a third Arc in a row – but can anyone stop her? 11 will try to prevent the record coming about this weekend.
Our horse racing betting expert previews the big race.
Perfect preparation for Enable to make history
As soon as it was confirmed she was staying in training, the racing world leapt for joy, and Enable hasn’t disappointed.
She defeated Crystal Ocean in an epic King George, before comfortably retaining the Yorkshire Oaks, so she arrives in France bang in form.
Enable is the easy 8/11 favourite, in her bid to win a 13th race in a row, and many see her as unbeatable despite some strong runners in the rest of the field.
Add to the fact she’s got the great Frankie Dettori on board, who is chasing a staggering 16th Group 1 win of the season, they are almost the unstoppable force.
Best of the rest?
It won’t be made easy for Enable though, and as Crystal Ocean proved, she can be pushed to produce her very best.
Next in the market is Japan, and he deserves to be after a fine run in the Juddmonte Stakes to hold off Crystal Ocean.
Aidan O’Brien’s horse also has good form over course and distance, so he should be feared.
Others to consider include French Derby winner Sottass and Ghaiyyath. The former produced a shock win over Persian King back in June and has since followed that up with a further win in the Prix Niel last time. This is a massive step up, but he is open to further improvement and is 6/1 to come out on top.
The latter rose to prominence after a staggering 14-length Group One win in the Grosser Pries von Baden and is 11/1.
While it is hard to see past Enable becoming a record-breaker at the weekend, there is simply no value in her at 8/11.
You have to look at others at an each-way price, who can get in the frame, and potentially upset Enable if she was to have an off day.
Japan is the obvious one to pick having improved with every run this season, however, I will side with Sottsass each way at 6/1.