Prix de La Forêt
|Group 1, Chantilly 17:15
Class 1, 6f 211y
|Sunday 1st October 2017|
1 Aclaim 16/5
2 So Beloved 32/1
3 Karar 83/10
10 ran Distances: ¾l, shd, hd
Time: 1m 25.75s (slow by 2.45s)
Aclaim provides Meade with the first Group One success
He was caught in a pocket behind the front-running Karar with two furlongs to run, but found top gear once switched wide by Oisin Murphy and got up late in the day.
So Beloved, trained by David O'Meara, flashed home to fill the runner-up spot.
Aclaim's triumph meant, of the six Group One events on the afternoon, four went to British challengers and the other two were trained by Aidan O'Brien.
An emotional Meade said: "He's a tough little horse. He tries so hard that he reduces me to tears. He comes to his best form at this time of year.
"Winning a Group One was something we had to do this year and now we've done it.
"My immediate reaction is not to run him again this year. He's won a Group One and it's job done.
"I'm not sure if he stays in training next year.
"He's a real warrior."
Qatar Prix De La Foret (Group 1)
€300,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 1
|Pos||Dr||D||Horse SP||Jockey Weight||Trainer||Age|
|1st||(1)||Aclaim (IRE) 5/2f||Oisin Murphy
|2nd||(2)||¾||So Beloved 33/1||D Tudhope
|3rd||(3)||s.h||Karar 9/2||P C Boudot
|F H Graffard||5|
|4th||(4)||Dame Du Roi (IRE) 12/1||A Lemaitre
|Also Ran: Zelzal (FR) , Brando , Toscanini (IRE) , Zalamea (IRE) , Attendu (FR) , Realtra (IRE)|