Olympic claims more G1 glory for Choisir

Olympic Glory (by Choisir) winning the Qatar Prix de la Foret (Gr.1) at Longchamp

Choisir’s brilliant son Olympic Glory (4c Choisir-Acidanthera, by Alzao) claimed a fourth G1 success at Longchamp on Sunday when stamping his authority to win the G1 Prix de la Foret.

The four-year-old, a G1 winner in each of the three seasons he has raced, came home two lengths clear of Gordon Lord Byron to claim the seven-furlong prize.

“Olympic Glory is an amazing horse, who has won Group 1s at two, three and four years old,” said trainer Richard Hannon. “Seven furlongs is without doubt his best distance and it has always been a myth that he goes better on soft ground. My father trained this horse and it has been an honour for me to continue training him. He won in phenomenal style and he e was the first Group winner for Sheikh Joaan.”

Frankie Dettori, who partnered the Denis McDonnell-bred winner, added: “I was really worried when we were sitting at the back and the horse took a hold, I really didn’t know where we were going to find a way though. But everything opened up in front of us all of a sudden, and I don’t really know where I went!”

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