Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
Grade 1, Chantilly
€4,999,999 added,
3yo plus,
1m 4f, Class 1    
Sunday 1st October 2017

Bookmakers are leaving little to chance with Enable in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe after her impressive victory in the King George VI And Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

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Khalid Abdullah's brilliant filly is as short as 7-4 with some layers for the French feature at Chantilly in October after she annihilated top-class opposition in Ascot's midsummer showpiece on July 29.

Ladbrokes cut John Gosden's charge from 9-2 to 7-4 after she added the all-aged middle-distance prize to her triumphs in the English and Irish Oaks.

"We have always been a big fan of Enable and in what seems to be a thin year in terms of quality, she is the one to beat," said Ladbrokes' Nicola McGeady.

"If the race was next month she would be even shorter than 7-4, but if all goes well between now and October 1, she will be very hard to rival."

Paddy Power have Enable at 2-1 and believe she ticks all the boxes needed for the Arc.

"To win both Oaks by five lengths or more and then go on to win a King George against the older horses by four and a half lengths means this is one of the best fillies we have seen in many a year," said Paddy Power spokesman Paul Binfield.

"She has the ability to handle any sort of ground, particularly a bit of cut as she showed at Ascot so brilliantly, and if she lines up at Chantilly, she looks the one the others have to beat."

Perhaps the horse most likely to win a Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe on breeding drew a little closer to becoming reality as Zarak gained his first Group One win in a dramatic Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud on July 2.


Sired by Dubawi and the first foal of Zarkava - the unbeaten filly whose career culminated in France’s showpiece event in 2008 - to hit the track, Zarak has always had a lot to live up to. Indeed, he was in danger of becoming something of a talented underachiever, suffering close defeats in the likes of the French Derby, Dubai Turf and Prix Ganay.

This was his first attempt at a mile and a half and he benefitted from Christophe Soumillon’s decision to keep him wide and out of trouble. Further inside, the chief victim of scrimmaging around the two-furlong marker was Gregory Benoist and Doha Dream.

He and Pierre-Charles Boudot, aboard Andre Fabre stablemate and eventual third Armande, were going for the same gap and Benoist lost out and was deposited on the turf. Benoist was seen moving after the spill but missed his other rides.

Qatar Prix De L'Arc De Triomphe 2016
€4,999,999 added, 3yo plus, 1m 4f, Class 1
16 ran
Going: Good

Pos Dr D Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
1st (12) Found (IRE) 6/1 R L Moore
A P O'Brien 4
2nd (11) Highland Reel (IRE) 20/1 J A Heffernan
A P O'Brien 4
3rd (16) Order Of St George (IRE) 14/1 L Dettori
A P O'Brien 4
4th (3) Siljan's Saga (FR) 100/1 P C Boudot
J P Gauvin 6
Also Ran: New Bay , Postponed (IRE) , Migwar (IRE) , One Foot In Heaven (IRE) , The Grey Gatsby (IRE) , Silverwave (FR) , Harzand (IRE) , Vedevani (FR) , Talismanic , Makahiki (JPN) , Savoir Vivre (IRE) , Left Hand