10/05/2007 11:00PM

Toylsome jumps up at 50-1 in Foret

EmailToylsome sprung a 50-1 surprise in the Group 1 Prix de la Foret on Saturday at Longchamp, where soft-ground lovers had things their way throughout the day.

Trained in Germany for Baron Georg von Ullmann by the rookie Jens Hirschberger, Toylsome broke widest of all in post 13 in the $354,000 seven-furlong contest, but Stephane Pasquier put him right on the lead and never looked back. An 8-year-old horse by Cadeaux Genereux, Toylsome went clear at the quarter pole to record a handy 2 1/2-length victory over the 8-year-old gelding Welsh Emperor. It was three-quarters of a length farther back to the favorite, the two-time Group 1 winner Marchand d'Or, with US Ranger a nose behind him. The time for the largely downhill Foret was 1:22.50.

Toylsome had won a pair of seven-furlong listed races in Germany this season but had shown he could mix it up with the big boys when fourth behind Manduro in the one-mile Group 1 Prix Jacques le Marois at Deauville in August. Toylsome had served as the now-retired Manduro's pacesetter in that race, but the experience seems to have done him a world of good.

Among those toiling in his wake Saturday were the highly regarded Tariq, Dutch Art, Jeremy, and Red Evie, who will now be retired with two Group 1 victories to her credit.

Von Ullman said that Toylsome would not be sent globetrotting like so many horses seeking big-race credentials at this time of year, but would remain in Europe as he likes Paris and Germany so well.

Prix Wildenstein: Spirito del Vento rallies

Spirito del Vento came from last to first to land the Group 2, $183,000 Prix Daniel Wildenstein by two lengths from Racinger. Third last time to Kelso Handicap also-ran Kavafi in the Group 3 Prix Quincey on soft ground at Deauville, Spirito del Vento covered the mile in 1:40.90. The 4-year-old gelding by Indian Lodge is trained by Jean-Marie Beguigne.

Racinger, who this spring had won the Group 3 Prix Edmond Blanc on heavy ground and the Group 2 Prix du Muguet on soft ground, had 1 1/2 lengths on the third-place longshot Blythe Knight, while Godolphin's Echo of Light, clearly uncomfortable on the soft ground, was fifth, beaten eight lengths.

Prix Dollar: Musical Way beats males again

Musical Way continued her winning ways against males in the Group 2, $183,000 Prix Dollar as she held on for a one-length victory over Rhenus in the 1 1/8-mile, 155-yard race. A daughter of Gold Away trained by Philippe van de Poele, Musical Way had beaten the boys in the listed Prix de Boulogne and the Group 3 La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte on good to soft ground, so this was hardly a surprise, although Longchamp bettors let her slip away at nearly 10-1. With Ronan Thomas in the irons, she covered the distance in 2:04.20.

Rhenus was disqualified and placed fifth for interference as Loup Breton was placed second. The 2004 and 2005 Prix Dollar winner, Touch of Land, trailed home last of nine.

* Andre Fabre pulled off a coup de course in the 1 7/8-mile Group 2 Prix de Chaudenay. The 20-time French champion trainer saddled the first four home as the 2-5 winner, Coastal Path, was followed by Noble Prince, Royal and Regal, and Friston Forest.