2024 Prix de la Foret Betting Odds at Longchamp racecourse

Sunday, 06 October 2024

Kinross has solid credentials for the Prix de la Foret and it’s easy to see why the runner has been installed as the odds-on favourite to land a victory. The Ralph Beckett-trained charge has succeeded in the previous two outings, although this Group 1 encounter has attracted a stellar line-up and perhaps punters will be looking for alternatives.

The favourite doesn’t make a lot of appeal from an each-way point-of-view, with Sauterne having put together some impressive performances and the three-year-old merits respect. The second favourite will be carrying less weight, while King Gold has recorded no less than four victories this term and could also be a lively threat.

2023 Qatar Prix de la Foret Tips

We’ve got an exciting race to cap off what should be an eventful day at Longchamp on Sunday in the form of the Prix de la Foret. Kinross has been triumphant in his previous two outings and the bookmakers think this is the horse to beat when it comes to this seven furlong encounter. There have been two notable recent wins for the runner.

The six-year-old was able to win the City of York Stakes at York Racecourse on 26 August, with the 9/4 favourite obliging over seven furlongs. This came after a narrow victory in the Lennox Stakes at Glorious Goodwood, although the horse could only finish third in the July Cup Stakes and also fell short at Royal Ascot.

Sauterne merits respect and the three-year-old returns to Longchamp after previously winning the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp over one mile. The French horse was able to see off favourite Big Rock and that came after securing a third-placed finish in the Prix Rothschild where the horse was found wanting at the end.

Fang has secured two victories this season and the JC-Rouget-trained runner was able to win the Qatar Prix du Pin at Longchamp on 10 September, with the horse previously finishing third at Deauville. King Gold also catches the eye after four victories this season and the latest came in the Arc Prix Maurice de Gheest over six and a half furlongs.

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.