Today's racecards

Longchamp

  • 13:30 Qatar Prix Foy 1m 3f 204y

  • Winner €74,374 2nd €28,132 3rd €13,975 4th €6,396
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf

Result

  • Weighed In

  • Off time: 13:34:54
13:30 Longchamp Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Orfevre (JPN) 10/11
2nd Meandre (FR) 7/4

Racecard

No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 (3) 22-6261 Light blue body, light blue arms, white cap, yellow checked Fiorente (IRE) 66
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 Sir Michael Stoute K Fallon 117 6/17.00
2 (2) 26-4211 Yellow body, yellow arms, blue cap Meandre (FR) 56
Nag meDistance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
4 9-2 A Fabre M Guyon 7/42.75
3 (4) 624421 black, grey stripe , grey epaulettes Joshua Tree (IRE) 28
Nag meDistance Winner
5 9-2 M Botti L Dettori 113 16/117.00
4 (5) 111-201 Black, red cross sashes , Black and yellow stripes on sleeves, red and yellow quartered cap Orfevre (JPN) 84
Nag meDistance Winner
4 9-2 Y Ikee C Soumillon 10/111.91
5 (1) 68005-5 Red body, yellow striped, black arms, red cap, yellow striped Aventino (JPN) 182
Nag me
8 9-2 Y Ikee A Crastus 150/1151.00

Verdict

Sir Michael Stoute won this with Spanish Moon in 2009 and Fiorente produced his best effort to date when landing the Princess Of Wales's Stakes at Newmarket in July. He beat the re-opposing Joshua Tree, a Group 2 winner since, on that occasion but he's taking on a couple of Arc contenders here. Japanese star and multiple Group 1 winner, Orfevre, has his first start outside of Japan. Currently around 8/1 for next month's Arc, it looks like he's brought his own pacemaker with him in Aventino, and we'll find out how he matches up to one of Europe's best today as he takes on MEANDRE. Andre Fabre's charge won an admittedly soft Group 1 race in Germany last time but there was nothing wrong with his defeat of subsequent Yorkshire Oaks heroine Shareta, along with a below par Danedream, at Saint-Cloud before that and he looks the safest bet in this.