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2011 Prix Foy (G2)

Date/Track:
9/11/2011, Longchamp-FR
Post Time:
1:00 PM ET
Distance:
1 1/2m (Turf)
Age/Sex:
4+ M
Time:
2:32.28
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Older Comments about the 2011 Prix Foy (G2)...

A small, but very select field for this year's G2 Prix Foy to run on Sunday at Longchamp. The winner of this race could potentially become favorite in the betting for this year's Arc. The most of unknown of the 4-horse field is the Japanese 3yr.old, Hiruno D' Amour. In the $$$ in 6 of 9 starts in Japan, he most recently just captured the G1 Tenno Sho in May. The other Japanese horse is last year's Arc 2nd, Nakayama Festa. Who was last seen finishing a disappointing 14th of 18 in the G1 Japan Cup back in November. St Nicholas Abbey began the season by winning the G3 Ormonde Stakes over 14f at Chester. Then followed that up with a win over Midday in the G1 Coronation Cup at Epsom, and most recently was 3rd behind Nathaniel and Workforce in the G1 King George at Ascot. The 4th entry is the current odd's on favorite for this year's Arc. The 4yr.old filly, Sarafina. Who finished 3rd in last year's Arc when seen closing on WF and Nakayama Festa like a shot. Sarafina finished 2nd in the G1 Prix Ganay on her seasonal debut. But has since gone to Saint-Cloud to win the G2 Prix Corrida and the G1 Grand Prix De Saint-Cloud. Which gave her an automatic "win and your in" berth into this year's Breeders Cup Turf field. The Prix Foy may be only a 4 horse field. But it still has the potentially to be a very exciting race given the quality of all 4 horses in the field. JMO.
  • rossington · @medlocke, I doubt that Nakayama Festa is going to be seen to anywhere near his best in the Prix Foy? He's bee off the racetrack since his very disappointing Japan Cup run back in November. The Prix Foy is likely going to be a 2-horse race between Sarafina and St Nicholas Abbey? If St Nicholas Abbey can beat Sarafina over 12f in the Prix Foy? Then I would definitely like his chances to run really well in this year's Arc a lot better. · 1961 days ago
  • footlick · Sarafina is using this as a prep- just like the Vermeille last year. So just be aware that it is not necessary for her to win this as she will probably not be at her best. They want her at her best for the Arc. · 1961 days ago

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