The Arc meeting arrives at Longchamp this weekend and we’ve got all the action covered with our horse racing tips each day.
However, if its outsiders that take your fancy then check out Luke Parkinson’s selections below.
He’s cast an eye over Sunday’s card and pulled together a mega treble that could have you shouting home some big priced runners.
It’s difficult to oppose a storyline that is so magical as Enable’s, but if she isn’t quite at the races on Sunday then Aidan O’Brien’s Japan is the way to go.
He was held in high regard at the start of the season but after not being quite at it in the Dante at York, he improved to run on well and grab third in the Derby at Epsom.
That was proof he could handle this level and the softer conditions that are likely to present themselves at Longchamp might just work in his favour.
A hat-trick of victories have followed that run in the Derby, and given one of those was a victory over Crystal Ocean, who Enable beat by a neck at Ascot, that might just be a very classy bit of form.
French jockey Gerald Mosse has won the Prix de l’Abbaye twice since 2012 and has experience on his side to make that three this weekend.
He guided Mabs Cross to victory in this race in 2018 and is back in the saddle again as they attempt to lower the colours of Battaash and land a repeat bid.
The five-year-old hasn’t quite been at her best this season but hasn’t been too far behind Battaash in defeat and will be there to pick up the pieces if things don’t quite go to plan for the well-fancied favourite.
She’ll also appreciate a bit of cut in the ground and clearly enjoyed his trip to Longchamp last year.
Surprisingly, this is the only Group One affair run over seven furlongs other than the races for two-year-old’s, which means some of these might well get caught out if they haven’t been acting at this level over different distances.
One Master should cope just fine and she has an excellent chance of following up in a race that she won just twelve months ago, when she just got the better of the Godolphin-owned Inns of Court despite being a 33-1 shot on the day.
The mare has proved it was far from a fluke in her performances since then, with her best efforts this season arguably coming in defeat in the Queen Anne and the Falmouth Stakes.
Critics may say that she was no match for Advertise last time, but that trip might have been on the short side and an extra bit could do the trick this Sunday.