On November 14th at St Cloud, Prix Jacques de Vienne, a classic race for 3 year-olds AQPS (non-thoroughbred), was taking place.
ARISTO DES MOTTES finished 3rd in a small but quite good field.
When watching the race again, we were left with a sense of frustration: there was no pace at all, which meant that ARISTO pulled a lot during the first 500m (2 ½ furlongs)…and at the entrance of the finishing straight, Thierry Jarnet chose to go to the very outside when all the other horses were along the rail.
The horse found himself very isolated to finish, we would have liked to see him fighting with the other horses.
ARISTO DES MOTTES is a good horse and we are going to have a good year 2014 with him.