We didn’t expect a performance at Pau on December 19th because STARDATE is a good jumper but she has not enough speed over hurdles.
Well, she proved us wrong in Prix Navarrenx, a hurdle race for 3 year-olds.
Carefully ridden at the back of the field by Hugo Lucas, she jumped well, little by little she came closer in the far straight. At the last hurdle, she jumped together with the winner…. But the other one finished faster on the outside.
For the petty side of history, the winner Diane d’Oudairies is trained by Gabriel Leenders…Therefore, after the last hurdle, the whole Leenders family shouted their supports….but each apart!!!