We might have hoped for a couple of extra starters for this kick-off of the Pau assembly which options the Prix Hubert de Navailles, the first preparatory occasion for the Grand cross on February 7 and the Prix Comte de Saint – Cricq, the place eight of the primary candidates at the Great Hurdle Race discover themselves struggling. In the cross, Elegant Star proclaims the entry coloration, imperial all through final winter on this observe (three consecutive victories), the protégé of David Cottin who had bypassed the Grand Cross has not run since its success in the Gérard Sereys Prize on January 19, it guarantees to be formidable right here.
His opponents due to this fact have to fret about, however impediment programs (particularly cross nation) being a supply of surprises, we may even take into accounts the probabilities of Dunquin being a pleasing winner in Agen on November 15 and Deauseille who stays in three good outings in the West, in explicit at Craon on September 6 (2nd).
Without insulting his opponents Ajas seems clearly above the relaxation in the Prix Comte de Saint-Cricq. Winner at Auteuil on October 18, the son of No Risk At All stays on a wonderful second place in the Grand Prix de Compiègne on November 1. He actually has larger targets this winter in Béarn but when in the course of he can take off this greatest endowed race of the afternoon he is not going to be disadvantaged of it.
However, he must be cautious of his two coaching companions, Texard Who has simply received at Fontainebleau on November 3 and Zoffany Bay which additionally stood out “ to assert ” at Fontainebleau on October 27 however which rises considerably class. This being the Sol Blade which stays on 4 victories (flat and impediment mixed) however which carries a extreme weight, Habibi Linn (B. Lestrade) and Fontannes at the end of all its races is not going to be there to play the utilities: a really good race in perspective
1st race: 2 Fira – 4 Linee de Verdun – 5 Morgose de Larachi – 6 Hegoak du Pillet
2nd race: 4 Ajas – 6 Texard – 1 Sold Blade – 2 Habibi Linn
third race: 10 LadyHanwell – 7 Proud of You – 2 Red Beech – 6 Mix Angel – 3 Horse Maha – 9 Harmonie de Cotte
4th race: 5 Elegant Star – 7 Net Lady – 8 Deauseille – 4 Blason d’Or
fifth race: 8 Perpetual Movment – 1 Carob tree – 4 Gyalco – 3 Gino Des Dunes
sixth race: 11 Kolina Has – 2 Masterpiece – 4 Honey Wolf – 7 Kap Guard – 3 Give Me Wings – 10 Aerial
seventh race: 7 Dom Prestige – 4 Slow Blues – 1 Tourmalet – 9 Reliable Son – 10 Jaaviz – 3 Super Flam
eighth race: 10 Deo Geacias – 1 Major Challenge – 9 Dansili Prince – 2 Lafayette – 6 Emir Des Places – 4 Dino des Ongrais
Horse of the day: 204 Ajas
The shot of two positioned: 405 Elegant Star / 810 Deo Gratias
The jockey to observe: Bertrand lestrade