Looking ahead to Arc

⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for us upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
first single & e/w bet only. odds of 1/1 or greater. 2 x £10 bet tokens. free bet stakes not included in returns. free bets are non withdrawable. no free bet expiry. eligibility restrictions. further t&cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus

Looking ahead to Arc

With just under a month now until the 2018 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Enable added her claims for a successful defence of her title after an emphatic return in the September Stakes at Kempton on Saturday. 

Enable’s return to the racetrack had been eagerly awaited by most racing fans after she suffered a setback at the start of this season. Some questioned if John Gosden’s mare would re-discover the form that saw her win five Group One’s last year, but if anything, she looked even better. 

This was no light stroll. She came up against the Sir Michael Stoute trained Crystal Ocean, who had finished second in this year’s King George, and more importantly, was match fit. Enable led from the front, and after going through the gears up the straight, she quickly saw off her rivals and was eased down to a three-length-victory. 

This success saw Gosden’s stable-star cut from a 4/1 chance to spearhead the Arc market as a 7/4 favourite. She will go into the race at Paris Longchamp full of confidence, and if the ground is fast, she will very difficult to beat. So how is the market shaping ahead of the French showpiece, and who stands in the way of Enable rewriting the history books as only the seventh horse to defend her Arc crown at the first time of asking. 

She only has to tilt her neck out of her stable  porch to see one of her stablemates and main rivals for the Arc- last year’s Champion Stakes successor Cracksman who looks to head to France heavily ground-dependent. Cracksman’s four-year-old campaign has been brought to somewhat of a standstill after disappointing in the Prince of Wales stakes at Royal Ascot. 

Enable

Owner Anthony Oppenheimer admits that Cracksman is very much a gamble for the Arc as he will head to France without running in a trial or at least a preparation run. Racing in the same colours as the famous Golden Horn, if the son of Frankel is back to his best, it will produce the race we all wanted after the conclusion of last year’s Arc, as the clash of the season. With Frankie Dettori unsurprisingly set to side with Enable, it opens the door for the likes of Andrea Atzeni or Robert Havlin to fill in. 

William Haggas’ Sea of Class looks to be the best of the 3yo entries. The daughter of the great Sea The Stars, beat Coronet in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks last time out after a tactical masterpiece from James Doyle. Furthermore, she will receive more interest from punters as not only does she receive the 3yo allowance, but she will knock off a further 3lbs as she is a filly. 

As for the hosts, French derby winner Study of Man will try his hand against Britain’s best. As will Waldgeist, who won the Grand Prix de Saint Cloud by a nose in July, a Group 1 race over the Arc distance. He beat last year’s Arc second Cloth of Stars that day so that will give the form a boost. 
The French also have Talismanic, who won the Prix Gontaut-Biron Hong Kong Jockey Club, a Group 3 event in good style last month. 

Aiden O’Brien will send out his usual brigade of potentials, and Order of St George could be in the frame once more, having placed in the past two renewals. Ridden rigorously from the front, you know he will stay the distance, so he will inject the pace and look to burn his rivals out from the front. Should Capri prove his fitness, then he will look to make amends for his poor run last season having won the St Leger a couple of weeks prior. 

The current market reads Enable as the 7/4 strong favourite, with Sea of Class second favourite at 4/1. Cracksman is 6/1, with Crystal Ocean, Poets Word and Capri best of the rest. 
But they will all need to beat John Gosden’s superstar, who will return to Paris Longchamp, to do it all over again. 

Free Bets & Offers

🚀 Bet £5 Get £20 in Free Bets!
first single & e/w bet only. odds of 1/1 or greater. 2 x £10 bet tokens. free bet stakes not included in returns. free bets are non withdrawable. no free bet expiry. eligibility restrictions. further t&cs apply. 18+. begambleaware.org
Claim Bonus
💚 Bet £10 on racing, get £40 racing bonus 💚
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Once your £10 qualifying bet is settled £40 Racing bonus will be triggered. Wagering requirements: Racing 1x, odds of 2.00 minimum (1/1) for each bet placed. £10 Casino Bonus, 35x. Only one bonus can be used at a time. Racing bonus must be wagered before using the Casino bonus, unless the Racing bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in.
Claim Bonus
⚡️Get up to £100 in Bet Credits⚡️
Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for us upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
Bet £10, Get £20 In Free Bets
New members only. £10 min deposit and bet, placed and settled at 1.50 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Awarded as 2x non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens. Valid for 14 days. Sportsbook only. Click for full rules.
Claim Bonus
🏆 Get a RISK FREE bet on any sports market up to £20 - money back in CASH if it loses! 🏆
New customers only, limited to one per person. If you’ve previously had a Paddy Power account, you will not qualify for the offer. Place your FIRST bet on any Sportsbook market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is €/£20. Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply. 18+|Gamble Aware.
Claim Bonus
GET A £20 RISK FREE FIRST BET!
New customers only. Sportsbook bets only, minimum odds 1/5 (1.2). Refunds are awarded as CASH, up to a max of £20 . Only deposits made using Cards or Paypal are eligible. Qualifying bet must be placed and settled within 30 days of account opening. T&Cs apply.
Claim Bonus
🌟 Bet £5 & Get £40 in Free Bets 🌟
New Customers Only. Deposit via credit/debit card and bet ¤5 @ odds 2.0+ within 7 days of registering; Cashed out bets excluded. Get 2x £10 free bets, valid for set types @ odds 2.0+ & a £20 casino bonus, wagered 40x to withdraw; Bonuses expire in 7 days; Geographic restrictions apply; T&C's Apply | 18+ | begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly.
Claim Bonus
⚫️ £30 Welcome Offer! ⚫️
*New UK & Ireland customers only. Min Deposit: £10. First deposit matched up to £30. 1 x wagering at odds of 1.75+ to unlock Free Bet. Credit Card, Debit Card & PayPal deposits only. Full terms apply.
Claim Bonus
When The Fun Stops. Stop.