ACE IMPACT was a truly awesome winner of the Arc.
The 5-2 favourite, who has been at the head of the market for months, flew home down the outside to leave rivals trailing in his wake and maintain his unbeaten record in style.
Trainer Jean-Claude Rouget was seen celebrating, fist pumping and cheering as his star colt, winning his sixth race in a row, crossed the line.
There was joy for Rob Hornby as he finished second on Ralph Beckett's stable star Westover.
Onesto produced a shock by coming in the places at a price, ahead of Japanese raider Through Seven Seas.
Aidan O'Brien's Continuous performed well two weeks after winning the St Leger.
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Bay Bridge, whose price plummeted after being tipped up by Sun Racing's Matt Chapman, finished a creditable sixth.
Frankie Dettori suffered disappointment, though, as he came 13th on the John & Thady Gosden-trained Free Wind.
He said afterwards: "I got a lovely slot behind Westover whom I knew would take me there, but they quickened in the straight and left me there.
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"I really enjoyed it and the Arc has been a great race for me.
"It's been a good journey and I'm bowing out with a smile.
"This morning I was sad, but now I've had some rides I feel the adrenaline kicking in, but we'll miss it for sure. It's all been great. Six Arc wins – what can you say?
"I've ridden some great champions and 34 rides in the Arc is a record itself."
3.05 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe
1st Ace Impact 5-2
2nd Westover 11-2
3rd Onesto 50-1
4th Through Seven Seas 13-2
5th Continuous 14-1
6th Bay Bridge 13-1
7th Sisfahan 109-1
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