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Monday, 22 October, 2018

Key punting pointers and early market movers at Longchamp

The scene at Longchamp on the opening day of the Arc meeting
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Few races capture the imagination quite like the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and the anticipation for this year's contest – particularly among the large travelling contingent from Britain – has only been increased by the return to Longchamp.


Now we're willing Enable to be crowned Longchamp's homecoming queen


Frankie Dettori and John Gosden combined with Golden Horn to win the last Arc staged at Longchamp before the redevelopment and they will carry the hopes of many punters with Enable – the 2017 Chantilly heroine.

Red-hot favourite Enable faces a strong challenge from the likes of Yorkshire Oaks winner Sea Of Class and dominant Prix Foy scorer Waldgeist in what promises to be a fascinating race (3.05).

There are plenty of other champions competing on a star-studded card featuring six Group 1s. Battaash bids to retain his Prix de l'Abbaye (4.25) crown, while Wild Illusion heads a strong British challenge in the Prix de l'Opera (3.50).


Longchamp card


Don't forget that Tipperary stages its best meeting of the year, with the mixed card featuring three Grade 3 contests and one Group 3, while in Britain Uttoxeter and Kelso host jumps fixtures.

Going report

Longchamp (first race 1.20)
Good

Tipperary (1.40)
Flat course: soft, soft to heavy in places
Hurdle course: good to yielding
Chase course: good

Uttoxeter (2.00)
Good to soft, good in places

Kelso (2.20)
Good, good to firm in places

Market movers

3.05 Longchamp: Enable out to 11-10 (from evens)
4.25 Kelso: Vaniteux into 100-30 (from 5)
5.05 Uttoxeter: Baily Sunset into 3-1 (from 6)

What to back

Dave Orton reveals his three best bets at Longchamp.

Listen to our expert panellists discuss the Arc.  

Need further inspiration? Members can get the views of Pricewise.

What to read

Read in-depth previews of all six Longchamp Group 1s, including the Arc.

There is no doubt Enable is a superstar, but so too is Winx, the Australian wondermare who made it 28 wins in a row on Saturday. Read David Baxter's report of her stunning victory.

What to watch

Here is everything you need to know about Longchamp and the history of the Arc.

Still struggling to make your selection in the big race? Watch Dave Orton's horse-by-horse guide.

The best of Racing Post Sport

Liverpool and Man City clash at Anfield in what could be a season-defining match. Get Mark Langdon's verdict.

Arsenal travel to Craven Cottage to take on Fulham and James Milton is expecting Arsenal's great run to continue in an entertaining game.

Who will prevail between Southampton and Chelsea? Aaron Ashley's offers his view.  

Final thought 

It's great that last seasons's Arc winner Enable was kept in training after such a spectacular campaign. Her presence adds so much to this year's race. 


Follow all the action from Longchamp on Sunday with the Racing Post live blog


 

It's great that last seasons's Arc winner Enable was kept in training after such a spectacular campaign. Her presence adds so much to this year's rac
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