Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe: Snowfall drifts in antepost market after shock defeat

A big weekend across the tracks has given us further clues ahead of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.


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Snowfall’s shock defeat in the Prix Vermeille has really put the cat among the pigeons in Paddy’s antepost market for next month’s Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

The Ballydoyle three-year-old was the long-time market leader for Europe’s most prestigious all-aged race after wins in the Epsom, Irish and Yorkshire Oaks but has drifted to 9/2 in our early betting after a less-than-stellar performance behind Teona in Paris on Sunday.


Trainer Roger Varian was delighted with Teona turning the tables on Snowfall after hefty defeats in the Musidora Stakes and at Epsom but cast doubt on whether the Sea The Stars filly would run in the big race.

“The sun will need to keep shining for the next few weeks,” Varian said.

Tarnawa is vying for favouritism with Epsom Derby winner Adayar after placing second behind St Mark’s Basilica in Saturday’s thrilling Irish Champion Stakes.

The five-year-old impressed back down in trip, has form on all types of ground and has won over course and distance.

Hurricane Lane was the weekend’s other big market mover after a comfortable victory in the St Leger, the final English Classic of the season. It was the Frankel colt’s third Group 1 victory in a row after successes in the Irish Derby and the Grand Prix de Paris.

History is against Hurricane Lane, however, as no St Leger winner has followed up in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe a few weeks later, but trainer Charlie Appleby said: “The Arc is on everybody’s mind. I see no reason why we wouldn’t potentially turn up.”

Prix de l’Arc de Troimphe Antepost Odds

Tarnawa – 3/1
Adayar – 3/1
Snowfall – 9/2
Hurricane Lane – 5/1
St Marks Basilica – 10/1
Mishriff – 12/1
Chrono Genesis – 12/1
Teona – 12/1

The rest of Paddy’s antepost market for the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe is priced from 20/1 to 100/1.


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