Foret Ruled Out For Irish Classic Winner Siskin


Irish 2000 Guineas winner Siskin has his connections up in the air with where to send the Group One winner next with the Prix de la Foret on Arc day already being ruled out.

Siskin was the top two year old in Ireland last season, seeing off all competition in his four starts including landing his trainers first ever Group One in the Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh.

The three year old showed he was a pace merchant and used that to good effect on his seasonal debut in the Irish 2000 Guineas, landing his trainers first ever Classic win.

With all systems go he stepped out of his Irish comfort zone to head over to England for the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood.

The two time Group one winner was the favourite to keep his unbeaten streak going, looking to land his sixth win in as many races, but was seen off in the final stages by the very pacy Mohaather for trainer Marcus Tregoning.

He headed into arguably an even tougher contest when going to France for the Prix du Moulin and after receiving some market support he strangely gave the worst performance of his career.

It has left his trainer and connections in a tricky spot of where to go next, with it being crucial for his progression having to find the right race for him to go into.

(Credit ATR) “It was probably the best race over a mile there’s been for quite some time, given there were six Group One winners in it,” said Teddy Grimthorpe, racing manager for Siskin’s owner Khalid Abdullah.

“We’re being reflective at the moment, but he’s come out of the race well. We’re just contemplating at the moment.

“He hasn’t done much since the race. He won’t be going for the Prix de la Foret, but there are still other considerations for him.

“I think we just want to get him back into good form with himself, that’s the main thing.”