Longchamp arc de triomphe 2019

Enable denied hat-trick by Waldgeist – as it happened

Enable failed to win the Arc for the third time and Frankie Dettori’s cat better watch out. But the mercurial jockey, who will be on a downer for some time after a dreadful day all round for him, shouldn’t be too hard on himself. He gave the great mare every chance of winning and she could race again. Andre Fabre, the greatest living European trainer, won with Waldgeist. Everything else seemed an anti-climax on the day with some very strange results on the extremely soft ground but we’ll be back next year for Europe’s premier horserace and hoping for similar drama.

Pierre-Charles Boudot holds up the Arc trophy on the podium with winning trainer Andre Fabre, second right.