Prix de La Forêt
Group 1, ParisLongchamp 17:00
£312,500 guaranteed,
3yo plus,
Class 1, 6f 211y  
Sunday 1st October 2023

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1 Kelina 28/1
2 Kinross 3/5F
3 Shouldvebeenaring 35/1
14 ran Distances: ½l, 1¼l, 1½l
Time: 1m 17.17s (fast by 1.13s)

There was no fairytale finale for Frankie Dettori at ParisLongchamp as Kelina denied Kinross in the Qatar Prix de la Foret.

Dettori's final ride in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe came aboard Free Wind, but as the John and Thady Gosden-trained mare was double-figure odds against a hot favourite in Ace Impact, a dream farewell always appeared unlikely.

And so it proved as after travelling well on the heels of the leaders in the early stages, Free Wind found it tough going in the sprint to the line and was left well behind brilliant winner Ace Impact in 13th place.

However, it was expected to be a different story in the Prix de la Foret with Kinross, winner of last year's renewal on testing ground, sent off the 5/6 favourite.

Settled towards the rear of midfield on the inside, Kinross was making quite hard work of quickening on the faster surface as the leaders drifted across to the far side rail.

Eventual fourth Pogo was still in front at that stage but Maxime Guyon and Kelina travelled strongly in his slipstream and hit the front going well. However, Kelina went right as he did so, leaving Dettori short of room and forcing the veteran jockey to switch Kinross.

Kinross, to his credit, picked up again to close the gap on the winner and relegate Shouldvebeenaring to third.

Qatar Prix De La Foret (Group 1)
£312,500 guaranteed, 3yo plus, 6f 211y, Class 1
14 ran
Going: Good, Good to Firm in places

POS. (DRAW) DIST HORSE AGE WGT TRAINER JOCKEY SP
1 (3)    Kelina 3 8-10 C Laffon-Parias Maxime Guyon 28/1

2 (2) ½ Kinross 6 9-2 Ralph Beckett Frankie Dettori 3/5F
3 (5)
Shouldvebeenaring 3 9-0 Richard Hannon Sean Levey 35/1
4 (8)
Pogo 7 9-2 Charles Hills Kieran Shoemark 89/1
5 (4)
King Gold 6 9-2 N Caullery Christophe Soumillon 11/1
6 (14)
1 Exxtra 3 8-10 C & Y Lerner Ronan Thomas 106/1
7 (11)
¾ Happy Romance 5 8-13 Richard Hannon Tom Marquand 57/1
8 (13)
nk Sauterne 3 8-10 P Cottier Tony Piccone 49/10
9 (10)
National Service 6 9-2 J Reynier Theo Bachelot 99/1
10 (1)
hd Breizh Sky 3 9-0 A & G Botti Oisin Murphy 30/1
11 (6)
hd Topgear 4 9-2 F Chappet Stephane Pasquier 27/1
12 (7)
2 Fang 5 9-2 J-C Rouget Cristian Demuro 17/1
13 (9)
1 Cachet 4 8-13 George Boughey James Doyle 18/1
14 (12)
2 Dabawa 3 8-10 F-H Graffard Mickael Barzalona 38/1

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