Horse Racing
Prix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp - Form Comments

29/09/2023 16:07

G1 – 1000m – Turf

Aesop’s Fables

Needs to prove as effective over this 1000m as he is over further though the likely helter-skelter pace could bring him into contention late on. Third in a 1200m G3 at The Curragh on 24 September.

Art Power

An eight-times winner with a particular liking for the sprint tracks at The Curragh, gaining another success there with a runaway G2 win in July. First start at Longchamp. Wants good or slow ground.


Competed over further than this earlier in his career but showed enough speed for 1000m when landing a Listed event at Deauville in August. Suited by a fast pace which he can rely on here.


Won a G3 over this course and distance back in 2020. Has run some decent races on slow ground at Deauville lately but would surely need those conditions to have any chance.


A 1600m Longchamp winner as a 2yo, but efforts over sprint trips subsequently include a 1000m Listed win at Chantilly in June. Not so good since and will probably struggle.

Coeur de Pierre

A very close third in this famous sprint last year, and a dual G3 winner since latterly when warming up nicely for this with a course and distance victory in September. Good ground or slower ideal.


Has some high-class sprinting form, including a G2 victory at Haydock in May. Needs to improve on two much less good efforts since. Good or faster ground wanted.


Has been fulfilling his potential this season including a G3 sprint victory at Sandown, and he showed some explosive early speed when quite a close third in a G1 at The Curragh 21 days ago before this.


Has won sprints at up to G2 level but may be happier at a handicap level now as he showed when too fast for 19 rivals at York in August. The ground was fast then, ideal for him.

Get Ahead

Led late on but headed close home when nearly landing a surprise victory in a 1000m G1 at The Curragh in September, especially good given ground conditions slower than ideal that day.

Go Athletico

Most of his career has been over longer trips than this but looks to have progressed since joining this stable as he showed with a G3 success at The Curragh last time. Wants good or slow ground.

Highfield Princess

This remarkable speedster is bidding for her fourth G1 success. Having run typically well when second in a York G1 in August, she was a rare disappointment at The Curragh after being awkward at the start.


A progressive sprinter this season who arrives here off a personal best performance when – taking on older speedsters – he accelerated to lead late on in a Listed event at Beverley. Possibilities.


Has had this as a target for some time and proved that she could handle G1 company when a fine fourth at York in August, a career best. Good or faster ground preferred.

Moss Tucker

Did well after missing the break in this last year, and in great form recently – showing terrific speed throughout to deliver a personal best with a G1 victory over this trip at The Curragh in September.


UK-trained but has run really well in France three times, including two Chantilly wins and a fine second in a slow-ground G3 over this course and distance in May.


Easily outclassed seven rivals in a 1200m dash in the Czech Republic in August, and then led for most of the way in a G3 trial for this here in September. This well-travelled horse is clearly in good shape.

Rogue Lightning

An improved speedster who has won his last three starts, two handicaps and most recently a Listed event at Doncaster, handling the rise in grade when coming from last to first. Versatile ground-wise.

Tudo Bem

There has been the occasional shock result in this but it would be a big one if he won. Best form when winning a Listed sprint at Chantilly about a year ago.

White Lavender

Closing late on, only just failing to land a 30-1 shock in this last year. UK-trained but clearly likes Longchamp having also won a G3 sprint here in May. Best on good or slower ground.