The end of the Flat season is fast approaching, with just over a month to go until the prestigious Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe meeting at Deauville gets underway.
Several British talents have landed the contest in recent years which includes the likes of Enable, Golden Horn, Workforce and Sea The Stars.
Our team have taken a look through the possible entries, in hope of pinning down a winner in the one and a half mile contest.
Here are three selections to consider for this season’s renewal of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe.
ST MARK’S BASILICA (12/1 – bet365)
A colt that has seriously impressed this season, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Aidan O’Brien took a crack at the Arc with St Mark’s Basilica.
The three-year-old is unbeaten this term, landed a French Guineas and Derby double before making light work of his rivals in the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown.
The Siyouni colt could tackle the mile and a half distance for the first time here, but he has proven himself over 1m2f this year and he could well get further.
It is not set in stone that his connections will target this, but a French treble could be too more ignore and his price of 12/1 at this stage does hold some value.
CHRONO GENESIS (16/1 – Various)
A dominant force in Japan, Chrono Genesis could venture abroad once again for Takashi Saito in hope of landing another Group 1 success.
The five-year-old carries some top-class form from her native land, landing four Grade 1 successes for her connections since 2019 and picking up over £7million in prize money.
She has only featured once on foreign soil in her career, just finding Mishriff too good in the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan back in March.
The Bago mare clearly has a lot of ability and she should not be underestimated over the mile and a half trip, with her 16/1 price tag potentially hinting at each-way value.
MARE AUSTRALIS (33/1 – Various)
André Fabre has landed the Arc a record eight times in his career and he could well extend that record with Mare Australis.
The trainer knows exactly what it takes to win the Arc, and he has been talking up the four-year-old’s chances for the Group 1 contest.
The Australia colt is still relatively unexposed after only making six starts to date and even with a Group 1 success under his belt, he could well have more to offer.
Mare Australis holds an eye-catching price of 33/1, which could well prove to be massive value later down the line.