Last year's winner Torquator Tasso, the mount of Frankie Dettori, is popular in the betting for Sunday's big race at Longchamp. The Aidan O'Brien-tra
Arc runners, riders, draw and how to watch as punters back Frankie Dettori's horse

Arc runners, riders, draw and how to watch as punters back Frankie Dettori's horse

Arc runners, riders, draw and how to watch as punters back Frankie Dettori's horse

Arc runners, riders, draw and how to watch as punters back Frankie Dettori's horse

Arc runners, riders, draw and how to watch as punters back Frankie Dettori's horse

Arc runners, riders, draw and how to watch as punters back Frankie Dettori's horse
Arc runners, riders, draw and how to watch as punters back Frankie Dettori's horse
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Punters are predicting a Frankie Dettori masterclass riding Torquator Tasso for back-to-back wins in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

No horse has taken the autumn highlight from a stall wider than 16 in recent years, but the top jockey and reigning champion start from 18. Sustained support has led to Ladbrokes dropping Torquator Tasso's odds to 5-1 (from 8-1), as the ground turns in the German raider's favour.

Twelve months ago the colt caused a huge shock by overturning the favourites for an 80-1 success.

Just seven horses have defended their title in the history of the race, but Torquator Tasso's backers hope he can add his name to the roll of honour once again. At shorter prices, prolific mare Alpinista, another runner who enjoys cut in the ground, has been given the nod over the Aidan O'Brien-trained Luxembourg.

"The strongest support in recent days has been for Torquator Tasso, but we think Alpinista will be the public horse and could challenge Luxembourg for favouritism," said Ladbrokes' spokeswoman Nicola McGeady.

The absence of one of the top horses in the world, Baaeed, in favour of the Champion Stakes later in October, opened the race right up.

When is the 2022 Arc de Triomphe and is it on TV?

A maximum field of 20 runners were declared for the contest, run at 3.05pm (UK time) on Sunday, October 2.

The card at Longchamp begins with the 1.15pm, the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, one of four races on ITV's main channel.

Ed Chamberlin, Rishi Persad, Adele Mulrennan, Matt Chapman and Richard Hoiles will be on the presenting team.

There will also be live coverage on Sky Sports Racing for UK viewers.

Luxembourg ridden by Ryan Moore wins the 2021 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes
Luxembourg (left) ridden by Ryan Moore wins the 2021 Vertem Futurity Trophy Stakes

Arc de Triomphe runners, jockeys, trainers, draw and best odds

1 Mishriff

Trainer: John Gosden, Jockey: Will Buick

Draw: 17

Odds: 33-1*

2 Torquator Tasso

Trainer: Marcel Weiss, Jockey: Frankie Dettori

Draw: 18

Odds: 15-2

3 Mare Australis

Trainer: Andre Fabre, Jockey: B Murzabayev

Draw: 19

Odds: 40-1

4 Sealiway

Trainer: F Graffard, Jockey: M Barzalona

Draw: 15

Odds: 40-1

5 Alenquer

Trainer: William Haggas, Jockey: Tom Marquand

Draw: 12

Odds: 100-1

6 Deep Bond

Trainer: R Okubo, Jockey: Yuga Kawada

Draw: 5

Odds: 80-1

7 Broome

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien, Jockey: Wayne Lordan

Draw: 14

Odds: 80-1

8 Stay Foolish

Trainer: Y Yahagi, Jockey: C Lemaire

Draw: 20

Odds: 100-1

9 Mostahdaf

Trainer: John Gosden, Jockey: Jim Crowley

Draw: 16

Odds: 66-1

10 Mendocino

Trainer: Sarah Steinberg, Jockey: Rene Piechulek

Draw: 1

Odds: 28-1

11 Titleholder

Trainer: Toru Kurita, Jockey: Kazuo Yokoyama

Draw: 10

Odds: 8-1

12 Bubble Gift

Trainer: M Delzangles, Jockey: O Peslier

Draw: 13

Odds: 80-1

13 Grand Glory

Trainer: G Bietolini, Jockey: M Guyon

Draw: 9

Odds: 80-1

14 Alpinista

Trainer: Sir Mark Prescott, Jockey: Luke Morris

Draw: 6

Odds: 11-2

15 Vadeni

Trainer: JC Rouget, Jockey: C Soumillon

Draw: 2

Odds: 9-1

16 Al Hakeem

Trainer: JC Rouget, Jockey: C Demuro

Draw: 4

Odds: 28-1

17 Onesto

Trainer: F Chappet, Jockey: S Pasquier

Draw: 11

Odds: 12-1

18 Westover

Trainer: R Beckett, Jockey: Rob Hornby

Draw: 7

Odds: 10-1

19 Do Deuce

Trainer: Y Tomomichi, Jockey: Yutaka Take

Draw: 3

Odds: 33-1

20 Luxembourg

Trainer: Aidan O'Brien, Jockey: Ryan Moore

Draw: 8

Odds: 4-1

*Best odds at the time of writing

Alpinista (grey) is a leading contender for the Arc
Alpinista (grey) is a leading contender for the Arc


Arc de Triomphe going news and weather

Up to 10mm of rain is forecast on Saturday and conditions will be testing, like they were for the 2021 renewal. Conditions were reported to be soft with just three days to go.

Groundstaff are providing fresh going for the prestigious fixture, one of the biggest meetings of the Flat season.

Clerk of the course Charles de Cordon said: “The ground could get to very soft by Sunday, provided the forecast of 6-10mm of rain on Saturday proves accurate.”

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