Prix de La Forêt
Group 1, Longchamp 16:50
€300,000 added,
3yo plus,
Class 1, 7f  
Sunday 4th October 2015

1 Make Believe 9/2
2 Limato EvsF
3 Toormore 7/1
13 ran Distances: 1¼l, 1½l, nk
TIME 1m 17.05s (fast by 2.95s)

Make Believe (Andre Fabre/Olivier Peslier) wins with the fast-finishing Limato unable to gun him down

Make Believe breaks the track and race record

Make Believe
Make Believe

Andre Fabre's colt was an impressive winner of the French 2000 Guineas back in May, but ran no sort of race behind Gleneagles in the St James's Palace Stakes at Royal Ascot and had not been seen since.

Olivier Peslier kept the 9-2 chance handy and he quickened up well to take the lead in the straight.

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Henry Candy's even-money favourite Limato was immediately on the back foot after missing the start and although he made up good late ground, despite hanging, he was unable to catch Make Believe.

The Richard Hannon-trained Toormore was third.

Fabre said: "The fast ground didn't help him at Ascot, after which he was exhausted, and for the next month we couldn't even ride him.

"I think he has lots of quality and is a little bit like Makfi (sire) with so little racing under his belt.

"I've been delighted with all my horses today. This horse will go for the Breeders' Cup (Mile) if he comes out of it well. I am looking forward to running Flintshire (second in the Arc) in the Turf."

Qatar Prix De La Foret (Group 1)
€300,000 added, 3yo plus, 7f, Class 1
13 ran
Going: Good

1 (2)   Make Believe 39/10 O Peslier
A Fabre 3
2 (9) Limato (IRE) 6/5F R L Moore
H Candy 3
3 (6) Toormore (IRE) 7/1 James Doyle
R Hannon 4
4 (4) nk Amy Eria (IRE) 40/1 G Benoist
Francois Rohaut 4
5 (3) hd Taniyar (IRE) 47/10 C Soumillon
A Royer De Dupre 3
Dist Horse SP Jockey Weight Trainer Age
6 (10) snk Gordon Lord Byron (IRE) 174/10 W M Lordan
T Hogan 7
7 (12) ¾ Ride Like The Wind (IRE) 204/10 M Barzalona
F Head 3
8 (5) Suedois (FR) 55/1 A Badel
C Baillet 4
9 (7) snk La Berma (IRE) 78/1 I Mendizabal
F Chappet 3
10 (8) 3 Custom Cut (IRE) 269/10 P J Smullen
D O'Meara 6
11 (13) 5 G Force (IRE) 29/1 D Tudhope
D O'Meara 4
12 (11) ¾ Penorka (FR) 154/1 Jim Martin
B Montzey De 3
7 (1) 8 Salateen 69/1 W Buick
K A Ryan 3

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