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In August, Green Forest and Maelstrom Lake met for the fourth time in the Group One Prix Morny over 1200m at Deauville Racecourse but were third and fourth in the betting behind the filly River Lady and the British challenger Tender King. Green Forest took the lead just after half way and won by three-quarters of a length and a head from Maelstrom Lake and River Lady. In September, he was moved up in distance for the Group One Prix de la Salamandre over 1400m on soft ground at Longchamp Racecourse in which he was opposed by the undefeated Zino and Prix du Calvados winner Exclusive Order. As in the Prix du Bois, Green Forest refused to settle for Gibert in the early stages but finished strongly to overtake Zino in the last 200m and won going away by one and a half lengths. In October, he moved up to 1600m for the Grand Criterium, France's most prestigious race for two-year-old colts. He started favourite against a field which included Royal Lodge Stakes winner Norwick and Prix La Rochette winner Persepolis. Green Forest took the lead in the straight and drew away to win by two and a half lengths from Norwick, who was six length clear of Rollins in third.