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A French-bred to follow – Royale Pagaille

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His name, which can be translated “Royal Mess”, suggested he was a party crasher, and Royale Pagaille surely lives up to it since he became a last minute addition to this year’s Gold Cup, on Friday at the Festival. Still a novice, he was aimed first at the national Hunt Chase won by Galvin on[…..]

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Tomorrow at Cheltenham

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This is the final call for glory! Three Group 1 races are on the card on day 4, including a Gold Cup that could complete the return to the top of the French regiment after its first two days hiatus. Six of the 12 declared runners come from France, including the two favourites, Al Boum[…..]

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Le French-bred of the day: Sceau Royal

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Sceau Royal was travelling extremely well behind the front-running Rouge Vif after they’d jumped the 3rd last in the Queen Mother, the highlight of the day. However, soon after that, he was « badly squeezed out and nearly brought down” according to the Racing Post comments in running and never quite recovered from that to finish[…..]

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