Court Masterpiece claimed the first of Longchamp's seven group I races this weekend when getting up in the final strides to claim the Prix de la Foret Casino Barriere de Biarritz (Fr-I) on Saturday.
Jockey Gerald Mosse had just returned to Paris from Hong Kong early Saturday morning. He was also slated to ride Alkaased in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) on Sunday. However, it wasn't until he arrived at Longchamp that he found out that the 5-year-old son of Kingmambo
had suffered a minor injury and would not run.
Court Masterpiece, a 5-year-old son of Polish Precedent, won by a head over Caradak. Mirabilis was third.
Trainer Ed Dunlop stated that his horse would be pointed toward the Hong Kong Mile (HK-I)