At Compiègne on June 3rd, ARISTO DES MOTTES was 2nd , ridden by Bertrand Lestrade, in Prix El Paso III , a hurdle race for 4 year-old AQPS (non-thoroughbred horses).
All around, he was in 3rd, 4th position, jumped well and went up to the pace at the entrance of the finishing straight. We thought it was done, but Mr. Aristo slowed down when he got in the lead and lost the first place. Next time out, his jockey will have to wait for the last minute to come.
Nevertheless, Etienne is satisfied with ARISTO DES MOTTES as he is really becoming a race-horse: he is less keen, pulls less and is more serious in his work.