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Qatar Prix De La Foret (group 1) 6f 211y

  • (3yo+, 6f 211y, Class 1, 11 runners)
  • Winner €171,420 2nd €68,580 3rd €34,290 4th €17,130 5th €8,580
  • Going: Good to Soft
  • Surface: Turf
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  • Last Updated: October 7 2012, 17:44 BST

Gordon Lord Byron's dream season continued as he won the Qatar Prix de la Foret in impressive fashion.

Gordon Lord Byron: Longchamp winner
Gordon Lord Byron: Longchamp winner

The four year old finished 11th of 15 in a Listed race on his seasonal reappearance when rated just 88 but came into this seven furlong Group One on the back of second place finish in Haydock's Sprint Cup with a mark of 115.

Victory never really looked in doubt for Tom Hogan's charge who picked up readily to mow down Penitent, who had taken up the running from Lethal Force well over a furlong from home.

Penitent just held on for second, running a huge race for David O'Meara and However, neither posed a serious threat to the William Buick ridden winner to gain a first top level success for both horse and trainer with the first two home justifying the faith of their connections having been supplemented on Thursday.

County Tipperary-based Hogan said: "All credit to the owner who has had the guts to stump up 100,000 euros (to supplement).

"Some friends of ours leased him for the day. He's been running on this ground all year in Ireland, but we never imagined it would be this deep.

"We might take him to Hong Kong for the Mile."

O'Meara said: "I'm delighted with him. I thought Danny (Tudhope) gave him a great ride.

"To be fair, when we supplemented Gordon Lord Byron wasn't in the race. I think he'll have a little break now."

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