By Nathan Joyes
John Gosden's superstar Enable was unable to land a record-breaking third Qatar Prix De L'Arc at Longchamp on Sunday, losing out to Andre Fabre's Waldgeist.
The five-year-old went off at 8-13 to make it a hat-trick of victories in the Arc, but a disappointing performance saw the filly fade away in the final furlong to finish second.
Waldgeist swooped past with ease to land the €3,150,000 ($3,456,340) prize at odds of 16-1.
Enable wasn't the only disappointment at Longchamp, as odds-on favourite Battaash finished 14th out of 16 in the Longines, failing to cope with the soft ground and rounding off a frustrating day for favourite backers.
Media Relations at William Hill, Rupert Adams, said the operator breathed a sigh of relief after suffering a tough weekend.
He told Gambling Insider: "Clearly the Enable result was a thing for the industry and was very much needed after a terrible Saturday at Ascot when five favorites won in a row.
"That said, Enable was 8-13 and therefore a very short price, so it was the doubles and trebles with Battaash and Mehdaayih we were worried about. However, all three lost."