Jimmy Fortune, aboard the John Gosden-trained Mount Abu, prevented Godolphin from collecting both Group One prizes on offer in Europe yesterday when winning the Prix de la Forêt at Longchamp at odds of 16.7-1. China Visit, with Jamie Spencer sporting Godolphin's royal blue silks, was two lengths away in second, James Fanshawe's Warningford was a short-neck away in third and Ian Balding's Nicobar fourth.
However, Frankie Dettori had correctly opted for a trip to Milan and the more valuable Premio Vittorio di Capua in which he rode Slickly to a six-length romp at odds of 1-5.
At the Curragh, Aidan O'Brien won the Group Three Beresford Stakes for a sixth successive year when Castle Gandolfo easily beat six opponents in heavy ground. Doncaster's Racing Post Trophy is his target.
O'Brien's Tasmanian Tiger, a $6.8m yearling, started the 5-4 favourite for the opening maiden stakes, but could finish only third to Solid Approach.Reuse content