06 November 2015
The highlight of the French autumn jumping season is almost upon us. On Saturday and Sunday Auteuil takes centre stage and hosts the weekend de l’obstacle, a two-days meeting uniting the best of French and foreign national hunt horses for a treat of high-class racing. Culmination of the weekend is a trio of Gr.I contests on the Sunday
01 November 2015
It was not the most successful day for French-trained juveniles yesterday as both Group One events went the way of Ireland and England respectively.First up was the Critérium International, shortened to 1400m for the first time. With just eight going to post all attention was on the Aidan O’Brien-trained Johannes Vermeer, recent runner-up in the Gr.1 Racing Post Trophy.
30 October 2015
Arguably the most important juvenile events outside Arc weekend take place on Sunday at Saint-Cloud with the Gr.1’s Critérium International and Critérium de Saint-Cloud.The Critérium International, now run for the first time over 1400m (previously a mile), has attracted a small but highly select band of eight.Heading up the home side is the Jean-Claude Rouget-trained Almanzor.
- Looking Superb lives up to his name
- Nicolle’s Coeur set for Léon Rambaud success
- Eagle vies for a third Atlantique
- Fabre dominates classic preps
- Classic prospects to the fore at ParisLongchamp
- Imprudence, Djebel solid pointers for first classics
- Ghaiyyath shines in Harcourt. Wertheimers take classic preps
- Bipolaire takes on Le Costaud in Prix Murat
- Goliath du Berlais impresses as Polirico flops in Prix Fleuret
- Olmedo under scrutiny in Prix Edmond Blanc