On February 11th at Angers, ARISTO DES MOTTES placed 2nd in Prix René Couétil, a hurdle race on 3800m (2 miles and 3 furlongs), ridden by Wilfrid Denuault.
He started in the middle of the field. Second time around, the winner and himself took the lead well in front of the others and they finished very well quite above the other horses.
ARISTO ran very well, he is as well over hurdles as in chases. He needed the race to be in the swing of things.