Horseracing; Formwatch guide to Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly
Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly
Bookmakers are at odds as to what price hot favourite Enable will be sent off in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe at Chantilly on Sunday.
While some believe the brilliant filly will be odds-on to win Europe's premier middle-distance race there is an alternative view that she might ease to odds against come start time.
Enable's price with the major firms does not vary too much, between 11-10 and 4-5, but when John Gosden's charge is offered the right side of even money, punters have still been diving in.
The best-backed horse in the last couple of days has been another filly, the Aidan O'Brien-trained Winter, after Ryan Moore chose the four-time Group One winner over Irish St Leger victor Order Of St George.
Here's the runners...
ZARAK: (9-2) won at Saint-Cloud(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 gd in Jul beating Silverwave (9-2) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
DOHA DREAM: (9-6) 2nd of 7, shd behind Tiberian (9-6) at Deauville(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 gd in Aug.
ONE FOOT IN HEAVEN: (9-2) 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Garlingari (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
ULYSSES: 4-1 (9-6) Held up behind leaders in 5th, closed going well from over 2f out, moved out right over 1f out, pushed into lead inside final furlong, ridden clear, won at York 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug beating Churchill (8-13) by 2l, 7 ran.
CLOTH OF STARS: (9-2) 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Dschingis Secret (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 gd in Sep.
SILVERWAVE: (9-2) 5th of 6, 5l behind Dschingis Secret (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 gd in Sep.
IDAHO: 7-5fav (8-10) Attended 2p, wknd late, 6th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Sadler's Joy (8-8) at Saratoga(USA) 1m 4f fll stks Grp 1 in Aug.
DSCHINGIS SECRET: (9-2) won at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 gd in Sep beating Cloth Of Stars (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
SATONO DIAMOND: (9-2) 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dschingis Secret (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 gd in Sep.
SATONO NOBLESSE: (9-2) last of 6, 5l behind Dschingis Secret (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 4f Grp 2 gd in Sep.
IQUITOS: (9-6) 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Guignol (9-6) at Baden-Baden(GER) 1m 4f Grp 1 gd in Sep.
ORDER OF ST GEORGE: 2-5fav (9-10) Soon raced in 6th, closed up from 4f out, led over 3f out, soon pushed along to assert, stayed on well, easily, won at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 1 (1) sft in Sep beating Torcedor (9-10) by 9l, 10 ran.
SEVENTH HEAVEN: 10-3 (9-6) Towards rear, last 3f out, soon no impression, last of 9, 19l behind Shamreen (9-6) at Curragh 1m 2f Grp 2 flls (1) in Sep.
BRAMETOT: (9-2) 5th of 8, 10l behind Eminent (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
CAPRI: 3-1fav (9-1) Prominent, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Doncaster 1m 6f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep beating Crystal Ocean (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
PLUMATIC: (9-2) 2nd of 6, shd behind Recoletos (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 1m 2f 3yo Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
ENABLE: 1-4fav (8-12) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at York 1m 4f flls Grp 1 (1) gs in Aug beating Coronet (8-12) by 5l, 6 ran.
WINTER: Evensfav (9-0) Settled 3rd, progress to 2nd under 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and strongly pressed closing stages, headed close home, 2nd of 10, hd behind Hydrangea (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m flls Grp 1 (1) in Sep.