2023 Prix de la Foret Betting Odds at Longchamp racecourse

Sunday, 08 October 2023

The 2022 Prix de la Forêt betting odds illustrate that there’s no strong favourite for an encounter where there’s an attractive prize pot on offer. The Longchamp racecard has Kinross featuring at the top of the betting and the recent 2022 Park Stakes winner will hope to build on that victory at Doncaster with another high-profile success.

Creative Force can’t be discounted after an impressive season and there are lots of horses that have lively each-way chances including Homeless Songs. However, much depends on whether Kinross can reproduce the level of form that has seen him land eye-catching wins at York and Doncaster.

2022 Prix de la Forêt Tips

Kinross was sent off as the short-priced favourite for the 2022 Cazoo Park Stakes, with the five-year-old obliging for backers when winning as the 5/6 favourite. That was over seven furlongs on the soft and the victory has earned him a chance of competing in a higher-profile race where the competition will be fiercer.

The Ralph Beckett-trained runner previously ran in the Group 2 Sky Bet City of York Stakes and claimed another seven furlong triumph, with Frankie Dettori on board once again and having the Italian jockey could give the horse an edge over his rivals when it comes to this encounter.

Creative Force finished fourth in the Darley July Cup Stakes at the Newmarket July meeting, with Charlie Appleby hoping that a furlong further might aid the runner’s course, while we can’t disregard the excellent performance in the Platinum Jubilee Stakes and the horse only found one too good on that occasion in the form of outsider Naval Crown.

Homeless Songs already has the Irish 1,000 Guineas under her belt and the Dermot Weld runner was then fourth in the Coolmore America "Justify" Matron Stakes over one mile, with Fang another potential competitor and some each-way backers will be drawn to a horse who won the Qatar Prix du Pin at Longchamp.

Compare 2020 Prix de la Forêt Betting Odds

The 2020 Prix de la Forêt will take place on Sunday 4 October, with this seven-furlong dash sure to attract some stellar names considering that this Group 1 encounter features a large purse like many others on the Longchamp race card.

Space Blues has been installed as favourite by the top UK bookies and it’s easy to see why this horse is favourite on the Prix de la Forêt racecard. The Irish raider has now won his past four races and the most recent of these triumphs came at the Deauville Festival where the 22/5 shot won the LARC Prix Maurice de Gheest.

Space Blues also scored a success at Longchamp Racecourse on 25 June when being sent off as a strong favourite for this Group 3 encounter, while a step up in class proved no problem at Glorious Goodwood with the horse winning the Lennox Stakes and it appears that it will take a good horse to beat him.

However, Pinatubo remains a dangerous runner and the three-year-old has had an interesting time of things after dazzling as a two-year-old. Indeed, the Godolphin horse and stablemate of Space Blues won everything in which he ran last year, although the 2020 heats have been tougher going.

Despite being sent off as 5/6 favourite for the 2,000 Guineas, the Charlie Appleby-trained charge could only muster third place, with favourite backers also thwarted in the St James’ Palace Stakes when the horse finished second to Palace Pier. Pinatubo ran for a third time in 2020 and claimed victory in the Qatar Prix Jean Prat although this will be a stiffer test of his credentials.

Siskin could also line up in the Prix de la Forêt and is third favourite in the horse racing odds for this race, with the three-year-old having won the Irish 2,000 Guineas before a third placed finish in the Qatar Sussex Stakes despite being sent off as favourite.

The History of the Prix de la Forêt

The Prix de la Forêt is a prestigious race that forms part of the Arc de Triomphe meeting, with the race having its roots in the 19th century considering the first renewal took place in 1858. This seven furlong encounter takes place on a right-handed track and is open to any horse aged three or older.

Interestingly, the Prix de la Forêt forms part of the Breeders Cup Challenge Series and it means that the winner gets an automatic entry into the following season’s Breeders’ Cup Mile, with One Master claiming victories in 2018 and 2019.