Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe tips from our experts for Longchamp 3.05 on Sunday

Paddy's pals are here to give you a steer.


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This is it! The big one. The one we’ve all been waiting for. The richest race on the continent.

A bumper field has been assembled for the 2022 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, with Aidan O’Brien pair Luxembourg and Broome flying the flag for Ireland in the international affair, while Alpinista and Westover lead the British battalion.


One question remains before the 20 runners and riders go to post on Sunday at Longchamp… who are Paddy’s pundits backing to land the €5,000,000 renewal?

You’ll find their Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe betting tips plus the latest prices of their selections below.

Matt Chapman: I have a feeling AL HAKEEM will shock them all for Jean-Claude Rouget and a home side that, before racing in Paris on Saturday, had only banged in three of their sixteen Group 1 races this term. That’s pathetic for any racing nation.

So why might Al Hakeem pull off a shock in the sponsor’s colours of former heroine Treve and follow in the hoofprints of Ribot, Ballymoss, Sea Bird, Mill Reef, Rheingold, All Along, Dancing Brave, Urban Sea, Lammtarra, Montjeu, Sinndar, Sea the Stars, Golden Horn and Enable?

For a start, everything about Al Hakeem suggests the son of Siyouni has been crying out for this distance. Just take a look at his fourth in the Prix du Jockey Club when he ran on strongly and his rallying success at Deauville last time.

Now history dictates most Arc winners are proven stayers, but there are plenty in this renewal that step up for the first time and Al Hakeem is one of them. As a horse likely to be dropped out stall four is ideal, and Rouget knows the time of day having landed the prize with Sottsass under Al Hakeem’s jockey Cristian Demuro in 2020.

Ruby Walsh: Luxembourg was very good in the Irish Champion Stakes and it was a wonderful training performance by Aidan O’Brien. It looks like the step up in trip will suit, he’s a tough horse who keeps going really well. There’s no value in his price, however.

He’s better than Alpinista. I don’t know if there’ll be enough rain for Torquator Tasso. Titleholder is not for me. Vadeni didn’t scream like he wanted to go up in trip and I think looking at the Prix du Jockey Club that AL HAKEEM is interesting. Outside of the fancied ones, he is an each-way poke!

Jason Weaver: His only defeat so far came in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket and his career got back on track perfectly with two very solid wins. The way LUXEMBOURG went through the line last time in the Champions Stakes at Leopardstown would suggest that this trip is well within his compass. Given that his Doncaster Group 1 win at the back end of his juvenile career was on soft ground, that is also a positive.

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