…and the uncertainty regarding the ground!
At Corlay EN TEMPS VOULU was 4th in a cross-country race over 4500m (2m6 1/2f).
Ridden by Angelo Gasnier, she took the lead…jumped well but in the last bend, the ground was heavy and it stopped her!! We know she doesn’t like heavy going at all (it had rained some time before the race).
When a horse is going well on firm ground, he is not the same horse as soon as it is heavy!!