We will be adding horse-racing tips each day, and telling you which of Bet Fred and Paddy Power is better on our pick, but again you are better off opening a new account than taking pretty much any other price. We have one long-term bet. Every Arc winner from 1985 to date had a bloodline back to Nearco, and his grandson Northern Dancer. Workforce, the 2010 winner, had Nearco as a trisavolo, as they say in Rome, both through his sire Kings Bet and his dam Soviet Moon. Danedream, the 2011 winner, also goes back to Norther Dancer and Nearco. Solemia, the outsider that won in 2012 again has Nearco on both sides of the family. Finally, Treve, this year’s winner, also goes back to Nearco on both sides. If Sadler’s Wells features as well, you are on to a winner. So have fun if you want to research it yourself as the runners for next year’s event take shape – you can use, which is free, and, as rule of thumb, give the horse one point for each appearance of Nearco, Northern Dancer and Sadler’s Wells on each side. You might find an outsider like Solemia was. The other point is that the winner of the Arc is almost always 3 or 4 years old. For now, you could do worse than back Treve to defend its title for the first time since Alleged in 1978, and the previous time was when the magnificent unbeaten Ribot did it in 1956. You can get 3/1 with both Bet365 and Paddy Power (the 7/2 that Stan James offered at the first show has been gobbled up after BBC sport ran a story about her staying in training and targetting the defence of her crown) and they are offering a free bet for first time customers as well. Treve shares with Ribot an unbeaten record, winning even in adverse situations when it sweated badly and had an awful start against a top field in this year’s Arc.

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