Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Tips: Love profile

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Tips: Dual Classic winner Love is the one to beat
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Tips: Dual Classic winner Love is the one to beat

Steve Chambers profiles Love, who has already won the 1000 Guineas and Oaks this season, and is a leading contender for the 2020 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe...

Love

  • Age: 3
  • Races: 10
  • Wins: 6
  • Trainer: Aidan O'Brien
  • Jockey: Ryan Moore
  • Owner: Mr M Tabor, D Smith, Mrs John Magnier
  • Notable Race Wins: Moyglare Stud Stakes (2019), 1000 Guineas (2020), Epsom Oaks (2020), Yorkshire Oaks (2020)

Career Record

Aidan O'Brien will bid for a third Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victory on October 4, and the master of Ballydoyle will unleash a strong battalion spearheaded by the dual Classic-winning filly Love, who heads to Longchamp as the favourite for Europe's most prestigious Flat race.

A smart juvenile, who recorded a fine victory in the 2019 Moyglare Stud Stakes, Love has well and truly blossomed as a three-year-old and produced a scintillating performance on her first run of 2020 as she was an emphatic winner of the 1000 Guineas at Newmarket. Travelling smoothly in the fillies' classic, the daughter of Galileo produced a blistering turn of foot to pull comfortably clear of her rivals, and she went on to land Group 1 glory by four and a half lengths.

While her Guineas victory was eye-catching, it was her dominant success in the Oaks at Epsom Downs that catapulted her into the Arc reckoning, as she blitzed her rivals in imperious fashion to make it back-to-back classic wins. Relishing the step up to 1m 4f in the Oaks, Love yet again travelled serenely through the contest and then scooted clear of her rivals on the bridle, and went on to win eventually by nine lengths, with stablemate Ennistymon back in second position.

Having launched herself towards the upper echelons of the Arc betting following her impressive wins at Newmarket and Epsom, Love warmed up for the Paris showpiece with an outing in the Yorkshire Oaks at York in August. Sent off an odds-on favourite, Love was never troubled by her inferior rivals, as she went on to claim glory by five lengths and duly notch up her third Group 1 win a stellar season.

Following on her impressive performance on the Knavesmire, O'Brien's starlet was instantly made favourite for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, where she will look to emulate her main rival Enable, who claimed Arc glory as a three-year-old in 2017. Arguably, the biggest talking point of the 2020 Flat season, Love will head to the French capital in top notch form, and she is sure to be a major player in what is a fascinating renewal of the Longchamp contest.

Positives

Class: Being a three-time Group 1 winner this season doesn't paint the whole picture with Love, as it's been the manner of her victories that have propelled her into the Arc picture. Hugely dominant victories in both the 1000 Guineas and Oaks have shown that she is the class act in the three-year-old division this season, and having downed her elders in the Yorkshire Oaks she showed she is a real top-class performer. 

Weight Advantage: Three-year-old fillies can benefit from a significant weight pull from their older, male rivals in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, and Love could well capitalise on that fact. With the boys aged four and over set to carry 9 st 5 lb, Love will only have the burden of 8 st 9 lb on her back, and with the Arc often won by small margins, that extra weight advantage could be the notable factor to push her to glory in Paris.

Relish The Trip: Love's career best display came in the Oaks at Epsom over 1m 4f, so the Arc trip over the same distance should see her produce her a-game once again, and if she can maintain a decent, prominent position through the early stages of the race then she can unleash her rip-snorting turn of pace to possibly propel to the lead, where she will look to fend off her rivals in the closing stages.

Negatives

Ground: It can often turn very soft at Longchamp with the Arc taking place in Autumn. While Love has some winning form on Good, Good to Soft in places, the Ballydoyle raider is yet to be tested much on real rain-softened conditions, so she will be heading into new territory if the rain falls heavily in the lead-up to the race. 

How will Love fare in the 2020 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe?

It's hard to not be impressed with the way Love has delivered on the biggest stage this season, but the wonder filly will face her stiffest test in early October when she takes on the likes of Enable and others in the Arc. A prominent figure in the betting, Love is a hugely exciting contender, and if she can continue her progression on the track then it's hard to see her out of the frame. Her Oaks victory was something special, and a repeat of that display in France should see her claim Arc glory and end the season in spectacular fashion.

Verdict: One to beat

Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Odds
Advert Disclaimer
Horseracing.net is a free online resource which endeavour to provide helpful and useful content and odds comparison to its visitors. Please be advised that Horseracing.net accepts affiliate commission from the companies appearing on the site, and agreed commission levels impact the location and order in which the companies (and/or their products) are presented on the website. Any ratings that appear on this site is determined by our subjective opinion of the brand but also based on market share and reputation, each brand's conversion rates, commission paid to us and general consumer interest. Company listings on this page don't imply our endorsement. We do not feature all providers on the market. Except as expressly set forth in our terms and conditions, all statements and warranties regarding the information presented on this page are disclaimed. The information, including odds, which appear on this site is subject to change at any time.

Bet £10 Get £30 Free Bets + £10 Casino Bonus

#AD Minimum deposit of £10 using deposit code 30F - A qualifying bet is a ‘real money’ stake of at least £10 placed on any sports market - Minimum odds of 1/2 (1.5) - Free bets credited upon qualifying bet settlement and expire after 7 days - Free bet stakes not included in returns - Casino Bonus must be claimed within 7 days • To withdraw bonus/related wins, wager bonus amount x40 within 14 days • Wagering req. vary by game • Withdrawal restrictions and Full T&C’s apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
Bet £10 Get £40 in Free Bets
#AD 18+. Play Safe. New customers using promo code M40 only. 1x per customer. Min £/€10 bet. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Free bets of 2 x £/€15 issued after first qualifying bet settles. Max £/€10 Bonus. 35x wagering requirement. Max redeemable bonus: £25. Casino bonus expires after 72 hours. UK & Eire only. Additional T&Cs, including free-bet, game, location, payment method and stake contributions apply. begambleaware.org.
£20 Risk Free Bet Refunded In CASH On Losing Bets (APP Only)
#AD New customers only. Deposit £20 using card or Trustly. Up to your first £20 of losses will be refunded as CASH within 24 hours of qualifying bet having been settled. T&Cs apply
Welcome Offer
#AD Open Account Offer. Up to £100 in Bet Credits for new customers at bet365. Min deposit £5. Bet Credits available for use upon settlement of bets to value of qualifying deposit. Min odds, bet and payment method exclusions apply. Returns exclude Bet Credits stake. Time limits and T&Cs apply. The bonus code ‘100BET365’ can be used during registration, but does not change the offer amount in any way. 18+ begambleaware.org.
Bet £10 Get £40 In Bonuses
#AD 18+ New customers only. Opt in, bet £10 on Horse Racing at odds 2.00+ within 7 days of registering, no cashout. Get 3x £10 Free Bets, set events at odds 2.00+. Plus £10 Game Show Bonus, selected games, wager 40x to withdraw max £250. 7 day bonus expiry. Card payments only. T&Cs apply. begambleaware.org | Please gamble responsibly
Bet £10 Get £30 + 30 Free Spins
#AD New UK & NI customers only. Promo code SPORTS60. Deposit and place first sports bet of £10+ in one transaction, at odds of Evens (2.0)+, settled within 7 days of registration. First bet must be on Sports. £30 in Free Bets credited within 48 hours of bet settlement. 7-day expiry. Payment restrictions apply. SMS validation may be required. Max 30 Free Spins on Blue Wizard at £0.10 per spin. 7-day expiry. Full T&Cs apply.
Bet £20 & Get It Back As CASH If It Loses
#AD New customers only. Place your FIRST bet on any Football market and if it loses we will refund your stake in CASH. Max refund for this offer is £20. Only deposits made using cards will qualify for this promotion. T&Cs apply.
Get Up To £100 In Free Bets
#AD New customer offer. Place 5 x £10 or more bets to receive £20 in free bets. Repeat up to 5 times to receive maximum £100 bonus. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). Exchange bets excluded. Payment restrictions apply. T&Cs apply.
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD. New members. £10 min deposit & bet on sportsbook, placed & settled at 1.5 min odds within 14 days of sign-up. Win part of E/W bets. 2 non-withdrawable £10 Free Bet Tokens: accept in 7 days, valid for 7 days from acceptance (ex. E/Ws & Multiples), stakes not returned. Click here for Rules & Exclusions. Bet Responsibly. BeGambleAware.org. 18+
Bet £10 Get £20 In Free Bets
#AD Min stake £10. Min odds 1/2 (1.5). First bet only. Free bets expire in 7 days. Cashed out bets won’t apply. Payment method restrictions. Online UK customers only. 30 days to qualify for £20 in Free Bets. 18+. T&Cs apply
Money back As A Bonus Up To £40 If Your First Racing Bet Loses + £10 Casino
New customers only. 18+, BeGambleAware.org. Min deposit £10. Money back as bonus. Wagering requirements: Racing 3x at min. odds of 1.40 (2/5), Casino 35x. Only one bonus can be used at a time, Racing bonus must be wagered before using the Casino, unless the bonus has been forfeited. Bonus will expire after 7 days of opt-in. #ad
Bet £10 Get £5 Or 50% Losses Back Up To £25
To activate your Sportsbook 50% Back Welcome Offer, simply deposit and bet on any Sportsbook markets of your choice at odds of evens (2.00) or greater. If your account has Sportsbook losses at the end of your first day's betting (23:59), we'll refund 50% of your first day's losses as a Free Bet up to £25 (Minimum 3 bets required). If your account is up, you're guaranteed a £5 Free Bet provided you place at least 1 bet of £10 or greater at minimum odds evens or greater. T&Cs apply. 18+ begambleaware.org
£10 Welcome Offer
#AD UK & ROI customers only. 18+. Place your first bet on sports pools and if it loses we’ll refund your stake in cash. Max refund is £10. Qualifying bet is the first sports pool bet added to the betslip. Ten to Follow bets do not qualify. Totewin will be the qualifying bet when a Totewin and a Toteplace bet are struck at the same time. BeGambleaware.org T&Cs apply
Today's Most tipped
Add All Tips To Betslip
Latest racing results
Nottingham
14:50
1st Mehmo
2nd Stake Acclaim
3rd Atty's Edge
Fakenham
14:40
1st Paddys Motorbike
2nd Atholl Street
3rd Cenotice
Taunton
14:30
1st See The Sea
2nd Glory And Honour
3rd Pillar Of Steel
View All Today's Results