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Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Tips & Betting Guide 2020

The Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, also known as the Arc, is the biggest racing event in France and one of the richest horse races in the world. Racing fans across Europe love betting on the great race and the best way to bet is to follow expert Arc tips.

The Arc is run at Longchamp racecourse over 2,400 metres and traditionally, it is raced on the first Sunday of October and will be run in 2020 on October 4th. It is run on the flat and is open to thoroughbreds aged three years or older. Who will win this year’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe? See below to get our Arc tips for the 2020 running.

The Arc attracts the attention of racing fans across Europe and the world, rivalling the focus of major racing events such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup, Epsom Derby and the Melbourne Cup. This year bettingexpert’s racing expert Stephen Harris will provide his Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe tips, with his best bet for the race as well as his best value bet.

The Arc Tips, Odds & Betting Guide

If you have never bet on the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, no fear, this year bettingexpert will provide you with everything you need to know to bet on this great race as well as Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe tips from our racing expert.

The Arc Tips, October 4th 2020

Our racing expert Stephen Harris has delivered his best Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe tips. Both his Arc tips come from the John Gosden stable with his best bet Enable and his value bet Stradivarius. Following Stephen’s Arc tips and remember you can make the most of our Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe tips by signing up and claiming a range of bookmaker offers.

Best Bet Enable 2.25
Value Bet Stradivarius 7.50

Odds as at 10am October 2nd 2020. Odds may now differ

The Arc Tips – Best Bet


John Gosden’s top class mare has won a remarkable 15 of her 18 career starts, including landing memorable wins in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe in the 2017 and 2018 renwals. She missed out narrowly for a historic three timer in 2019, arguably doing far too much too soon in really deep testing ground, and is strongly fancied to gain compensation here under regular rider Frankie Dettori.

Bet on Enable to win the Arc

The Arc Tips – Value Bet


John Gosden’s prolific stayer has been rather overlooked in the market for this valuable Group 1 after suffering a rare defeat in a trial at this track in September, but a slow run crawl was little use to him that day and he should relish the likely blistering gallop in this ultra competitive renewal.

Bet on Stradivarius to win the Arc

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How To Bet On The Arc

While the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is one of the biggest racing events in the world, betting on the 2020 running of the race will be the first for many punters. So what are the keys for betting on the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe? Our racing expert Stephen Harris shares his five key considerations for deciding on your own Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe tips.

1. The Impact of the Draw

Although the effect of the draw is usually more relevant in sprint contests, it can still have a huge bearing over middle distances particularly in big fields at Paris Longchamp. Traditionally a low draw has been an advanatge in the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe, with the majoity of winners since 2000 drawn in single figures.

This can be explained by getting a good early pitch against the rail, rather than those drawn out wide in the car park who either have to be dropped right out and ridden for luck, or be rushed up early to try and get an early handy position.

2. Jockey Experience

Siding with experience can pay dividends in a Group 1 race of this nature, with jockeys like Dettori and Soumillion having decades of race riding knowledge that can count for plenty when split second decision making is called for.

The one negative about this theory is that the market often overreacts to a big name jockey being on board (particularly on the PMU).

3. The Ground

The 2019 renewal of this race produced a major shcok as the unconsidered mudlark Waldegeist revelled in the atrocious ground conditons, and punters should keep a close eye on the weather through the day and watch the early races on the card to discern how the track is riding.

Certain runners will prefer better ground to be seen at their best, with both Love and Enable best suited by good ground, while rain and easier conditons could bring stayers like Stradivarius firmly into the reckoning.

4. Bookmaker Offers

As with all the major races, bookmakers fall over themselves to attract business and this can mean some terrific value on offer for the punter.

It is always worth shopping around, taking the best price on offer for your selection, and perhaps play each-way with layers offering enhanced place terms or cash back offers.

5. Check the PMU

The Pari-Mutuel (French tote) is extremely strong, with excellent liquidity on days like Arc day at Longchamp, and is well worth checking out for the excellent value often available.

It is best to look away from the obvious big names (particularly if they are a hyped up French runner ridden by one of their top riders), and there can be some terrificly big prices away from the obvious (most UK bookmakers accept bets on the PMU).

Betting on the Arc UK Runners

Each year a number of horses from the Uk enter the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. As the race approaches, our racing expert Stephen Harris has taken a look at the top three chances for UK horses at this years Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.

Love A O’Brien Non Runner
Magical A O’Brien Non Runner
Mogul A O’Brien 13.0

Odds as at 10am October 2nd 2020. Odds may now differ


Aidan O’Brien’s filly has thrived this summer, winning all threee starts in terrific style and having no problems at all when landing short odds in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks at York in August.

She is entitled to maximum respect here given her brilliant connections and fast improving profile, but does look underpriced on actual form in the book (currently the 13/8f in the early market).

Love has been withdrawn from the Arc


This battle hardened performer has now won 12 of his 25 career starts to date, and posted a terrificly tenacious effort to deny the 4/7f Ghaiyyath in the Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown in September.

He struggled in the conditons when only fifth behind Waldegeist and Enable in 2019, and would appreciate conditions to stay on the faster side if he is to get any closer in 2020.

Magical has been withdrawn from the Arc


Aidan O’Brien’s 3-y-o colt showed a real liking for Longchamp when winning his trial impressively here last month, quickening up smartly up the inside under a confident ride from the red hot P C Boudot.

He might be missed in the market here as jockey bookings would suggest him to be unfancied, but that could be a mistake and he looks the best of the bigger priced runners.

Bet on Mogul to win the Arc

History of the Arc

This prestigious Group 1 has a rich past dating back to 1920, and brings together the very best middle distance performers from around the world.

The race is run at Paris Longchamp on the first Sunday in October, and has produced some of the most memorable finishes in the history of flat turf racing. Run over the Derby trip of 1m4f, all the different international formlines make this a fiendishly difficult puzzle to solve, and there have been more than the fair share of shocks over the years (with Waldgeist at 16/1 in 2019 the latest).

Some legends of the sport have established their hero-status in this contest, with Treve in 2013 and 2014 making history to the delight of the local crowd. In recent times Enable has lit up the occasion, winning twice in 2017 and 2018 before a rather unlucky (and expensive) defeat in deep ground in 2019.

Recent Winners of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe

Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2019 Waldgeist P C Boudot A Fabre
2018 Enable F Dettori J Gosden
2017 Enable F Dettori J Gosden
2016 Found R Moore A O’Brien
2015 Gold Horn F Dettori J Gosden
2014 Treve T Jarnet C Head
2013 Treve T Jarnet C Head
2012 Solemia O Peslier C Laffon-Parias
2011 Danedream A Starke P Schiergen
2010 Workforce R Moore M Stoute