Arrival of the fifth:
15 - 9 - 1 - 14 - 2
Flagship event of the French calendar on the obstacles, the Grand Steeple-Chase of Paris, disputed on the racecourse of Auteuil (Paris XVI) kept all its promises with its sixteen starters in the running on the long course of 6,000 m, strewn of twenty-three obstacles.
This Group I crowned
(n°15), the competitor most acclaimed by punters Associated with Johnny Charron, this 5-year-old gelding has benefited from a very good run.
Waiting mid-pack, he gradually approached and produced excellent acceleration between the last two difficulties to detach himself irreparably from his opponents, rallying the post with an eight-point lead.
Immediately after the finish, its owner, Xavier Papot, was overcome with emotion shortly after the finish: “I was in apnea the whole race.
I saw that my horse was going very easily.
When I saw
struggling, I said to myself that if nothing happened, we were going to win.
He doesn't gallop, he flies.
🏆 SACRED JEM SALT IN THE GRAND STEEPLE-CHASE OF PARIS!
Sel Jem (J. Charron - @HDL_GM_Racing) triumphs in the Grand Steeple-Chase de Paris (Gr.1) at Auteuil!
Gex and Franco de Port complete the podium.
— Equidia (@equidia) May 22, 2022
Away from the winner,
(n°9) grabbed a convincing second place and got his jockey, James Reveley, to say: “When you finish second in a Grand Steeplechase, that's great.
The top weight
Franco de Port
(n°1) creates a surprise by completing the arrival of the trifecta at odds of 47/1.
Winner for his first steps on the Butte Mortemart at the age of 3, he made a thunderous comeback on this track.
(n°14) behaved remarkably on his debut over such a long distance.
After a course in the economy, he deployed very good strides and precedes the other representative of François Nicolle
(n°2), which completes the arrival of the quinté in front of the great animator,
General in Chief
Eddy de Balme
Road Mix Tavel
(n°16) were at fault and ejected their partner while Al
(n °4) and
Lord du Mesnil
(n°12) were unable to complete their course.