Prix de la Foret Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Arc Day)

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If you are a fan of horse racing trends then this preview of the Prix de la Foret will be perfect for you! Not only do we look at the trends but we look at past winners as well as trainer and jockey records for the Prix de la Foret, a race run over 7f at Longchamp during the Arc Day.

Prix de la Foret Preview, Tips, Runners & Trends (Arc Day)
Andy Powell Content Editor

Horse Racing stats man, Andy has contributed to OLBG for 18 years - An Ipswich fan and F1 fanatic, he also contributes EFL football and Motor Sport opinion.

2024 Prix de la Foret Preview

Scheduled to take place in October of each year at the Longchamp racecourse and run on Arc Day is the Prix de la Foret, a group one race that is open to runners aged three or older and is run over a trip of 1,400m or seven furlongs! The race serves as a trial for the Breeders Cup Mile with the winner receiving an automatic invite into that race.

Prix de la Foret Information:

If you are interested in other predictions at Longchamp then head over to the Longchamp tips page to see which runners are being supported by the OLBG racing tipsters and also compare those predictions to the runners that make the trend shortlist when added below. You may also be interested in other preview blogs that we have packed full of information, head down to the Races Covered on Arc Day section for links to these.

How competitive is the Prix de la Foret market? When looking at the over-rounds for the last 20 renewals, the most competitive market was in 2011 when the race had an over-round of 113%. The race in 2014 was a race that was most in the bookie's favour with an over-round of 128%, whilst on average over the last 20 renewals of the Prix de la Foret, the over-round has been 119%, which means the bookie expects to pay out £100 for every £119 which is bet.

Prix de la Foret Trends:

Looking at the future form, is the winner worth following next time out? From the past 20 if you had followed the winner of the Prix de la Foret next time out then you would have backed a total of 3 winners. Backing all 16 runners who have been out since to win at SP next time out, would have returned an LSP of -6.40. Ahead of the 2024 Prix de la Foret why not head over to the racing predictions for tips on other races today?

Over the last 20 renewals, it was the A Fabre trained Make Believe ridden by Olivier Peslier who set the fastest winning time in the Prix de la Foret, the runner won the race in a time of 1:17.05 was set when winning the race in 2015. At the other end of the scale, it was the combination of trainer Martyn Meade and jockey Oisin Murphy with Aclaim who set the slowest winning time, the race-winning time was 1:25.75 in the 2017 renewal.

These are the top three quickest-run Prix de la Foret over the last 20 renewals:

  • 2015 - Make Believe (1:17.05)
  • 2023 - Kelina (1:17.17)
  • 2014 - Olympic Glory (1:17.73)

Prix de la Foret Past Winners

Here are the Prix de la Foret past winners for the last 10 renewals. Each row details the year of the race, the horse which won along with the age & weight of the horse. Also detailed is the stall where the horse came from and the total number of runners in the race. The trainer of the horse at the time of winning the Prix de la Foret as well as the jockey is also displayed along with the starting price the horse was sent off.

Year Horse (Drawn) Info
2023
1:17.17
Kelina (IRE)
3yo 8-10 (3 of 14) 28/1
Maxime Guyon
C Laffon-Parias (FR)
2022
1:24.40
Kinross (GB)
5yo 9-2 (9 of 10) 17/10F
Frankie Dettori
Ralph Beckett (GB)
2021
1:22.97
Space Blues (IRE)
5yo 9-2 (10 of 15) 18/5F
William Buick
Charlie Appleby (GB)
2020
1:24.75
One Master (GB)
6yo 8-13 (4 of 9) 29/10
Pierre-Charles Boudot
William Haggas (GB)
2019
1:23.66
One Master (GB)
5yo 8-13 (6 of 12) 17/5
Pierre-Charles Boudot
William Haggas (GB)
2018
1:20.29
One Master (GB)
4yo 8-13 (15 of 15) 33/1
Pierre-Charles Boudot
William Haggas (GB)
2017
1:25.75
Aclaim (IRE)
4yo 9-2 (1 of 10) 5/2F
Oisin Murphy
Martyn Meade (GB)
2016
1:21.83
Limato (IRE)
4yo 9-2 (1 of 11) 8/11F
Harry Bentley
Henry Candy (GB)
2015
1:17.05
Make Believe (GB)
3yo 9-0 (2 of 13) 9/2
Olivier Peslier
A Fabre (FR)
2014
1:17.73
Olympic Glory (IRE)
4yo 9-2 (12 of 14) 5/1
Frankie Dettori
Richard Hannon (GB)

Where have the winning runners come from?

Here are the countries where the winning trainers of the Prix de la Foret have been based:

  • GB: 13 winners with an additional 14 placings from 82 runners
  • FR: 5 winners with an additional 17 placings from 105 runners
  • IRE: 1 winner with an additional 6 placings from 23 runners
  • GER: 1 winner with an additional 0 placings from 7 runners
  • JPN: 0 winners with an additional 2 placings from 4 runners
  • CZE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • SWE: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • BRZ: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • SPA: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • ITY: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner
  • France: 0 winners with an additional 0 placings from 1 runner

Prix de la Foret Trainer Statistics

The leading trainer in the Prix de la Foret over the last 20 renewals is William Haggas who has won the race three times with those three winners coming from One Master (2018, 2019 & 2020). The only other trainer to have recorded multiple wins in the Prix de la Foret is F Head (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Prix de la Foret trainer statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Trainer R-W-P Win EW
William Haggas 4-3-3 +38.30 +22.58
F Head 15-2-5 -10.68 -9.51
A Fabre 12-1-4 -6.50 -3.46
C Laffon-Parias 8-1-2 +21.00 +12.30
A De Royer-Dupre 6-1-2 +15.00 +11.50
Richard Hannon 5-1-3 +1.00 +4.30
T Hogan 4-1-3 -0.50 +0.38
Ralph Beckett 3-1-2 -0.30 -0.42
Richard Hannon Snr 3-1-3 -0.50 +0.85
Ed Dunlop 2-1-1 +7.00 +3.80

Prix de la Foret Jockey Statistics

There are multiple leading jockeys in the Prix de la Foret over the last 20 renewals with Frankie Dettori, William Buick and Pierre-Charles Boudot having all won the race three times. Frankie Dettori winners have been with Caradak (2006), Olympic Glory (2014) and Kinross (2022). William Buick winners have been with Dream Ahead (2011), Gordon Lord Byron (2012) and Space Blues (2021). Pierre-Charles Boudot winners have been with One Master (2018, 2019 & 2020). Other jockeys who have recorded multiple wins in the Prix de la Foret are Olivier Peslier (2 wins) and Stephane Pasquier (2 wins).

Here are some of the top Prix de la Foret jockey statistics over the last 20 renewals (R = Runners, W = Winners, P = Places including winners, Win LSP is based on 1pt Win and EW LSP is based on 0.5pt Win & 0.5pt Place):

Jockey R-W-P Win EW
Frankie Dettori 11-3-4 +2.70 -1.02
William Buick 6-3-3 +6.60 +2.76
Pierre-Charles Boudot 5-3-4 +37.30 +22.53
Olivier Peslier 14-2-4 -5.75 -7.15
Stephane Pasquier 10-2-2 +112.00 +64.00
Christophe Soumillon 16-1-5 -13.50 -6.24
Maxime Guyon 11-1-2 +18.00 +10.60
Gerald Mosse 7-1-2 +2.00 +3.30
Oisin Murphy 5-1-1 -1.50 -2.50
Mick Kinane 2-1-2 +1.60 +1.46

Favourites finishing positions (oldest to latest): 1, 6, 4, 5, 1, 3, 1, 2, 1, 1, 5, 2, 1, 1, 7, 2, 2, 1, 1, 2

The percentage shown is the percentage of the total number of runners who fell under that factor. High percentages are less appealing than lower ones as you would expect them to do well. The trend information is based on the available information on the racing post in terms of previous runs etc.

  • 20 / 20 (70%) - Carried 125 - 135lbs (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (76%) - Ran over 6f - 1m½f (Debut)
  • 20 / 20 (80%) - Had 3 - 14 wins (Non-Hcps)
  • 20 / 20 (81%) - Break of 13 - 364 days (Last Win)
  • 20 / 20 (82%) - Had 1 - 5 wins (1 Year)
  • 20 / 20 (83%) - No bigger than 50/1 (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Had 3 - 15 wins (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (85%) - Break of 13 - 147 days (Last Place)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Had 4 - 19 placings (Career)
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Not BL/BR/GR in colour
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Placed within last 3 starts
  • 20 / 20 (88%) - Achieved an RPR of 108+ (Last 5)
  • 20 / 20 (89%) - Won within last 7 starts
  • 19 / 20 (74%) - Beaten no more -3½l (LTO)
  • 19 / 20 (82%) - No more than -3lbs (Vs Max Weight)

Remember to use the trends listed above along with the Longchamp racing predictions to see if you can find the winner of the Prix de la Foret. You may want to do your own research into the race, there are times when there are a number of runners who pass the trends so you need to do your own research to find a bet, we have a Horse Racing Form Reading Made Easy & What to Look For article to help you do just this in the OLBG Betting School section.

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Prix de la Foret Trend Analysis

The trend factor which had produced 10+ winners and shows the best LSP, an LSP of +88.27 is when runners had a furthest trip won of 1m. The worst performing factor that has failed to produce a single winner is when runners finished in 2nd on debut, when backing these the trend shows a record of 0-40.

Here are the most recent winning draws along with the further placings in brackets:

  • 2023: Winner in 3 (2,5) [14 Runners]
  • 2022: Winner in 9 (7,4) [10 Runners]
  • 2021: Winner in 10 (5,16) [15 Runners]
  • 2020: Winner in 4 (8,3) [9 Runners]
  • 2019: Winner in 6 (1,11) [12 Runners]

The courses that have produced the most winners of the Prix de la Foret are Deauville and Doncaster, there has been a total number of 4 winners from each of those courses.

The race is open to both sexes with the Male runners having produced a total of 14 winners from a total of 155 runners whilst the Female runners have produced 6 winners from a total of 72 runners.

Looking over the past renewals, these are the stallions whose offspring have produced multiple winners of the Prix de la Foret:

  • Fastnet Rock (3 Wins)
  • Desert Style (2 Wins)

These are the stallions whose offspring have not produced a winner of the Prix de la Foret despite multiple attempts:

  • Dansili (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Shamardal (0 Wins from 7 runners)
  • Dark Angel (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Lope De Vega (0 Wins from 6 runners)
  • Indian Ridge (0 Wins from 5 runners)

Looking at the winning odds over the last 20 renewals, the biggest-priced winner was Toylsome in 2007, winning for J Hirschberger at odds of 100/1 under the guidance of Stephane Pasquier. Looking at the runners at the head of the market over the last 20 renewals there has been a total of 9 winning favourites in the race. Ahead of the 2024 Prix de la Foret why not head over to the best racing tipster page to see what the tipsters are backing today? All figures and trends above, such as the horse's previous runs are based on the information that is available on the racing post.

Races Covered on Arc Day

Arc Day races for Sunday 6th October 2024

Here are the races at the Longchamp racecourse which take place on Arc Day, all of which we have blogs for.

Race 2023 Winner Info
Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Rosallion (IRE)
2yo - 61/10
Richard Hannon
Sean Levey
Prix Marcel Boussac Opera Singer (USA)
2yo - 17/10
A P O'Brien
Ryan Moore
Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe Ace Impact (IRE)
3yo - 19/10
J-C Rouget
Cristian Demuro
Prix de l'Opera Blue Rose Cen (IRE)
3yo - 17/10
Christopher Head
Aurelien Lemaitre
Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp Highfield Princess (FR)
6yo - 21/10
John Quinn
Jason Hart
Prix de la Foret Kelina (IRE)
3yo - 28/1
C Laffon-Parias
Maxime Guyon

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