… DUR A CUIRE is not a horse who likes sticky or heavy ground. At Pau on January 20th, he was 5th in Prix Jean et René Couétil: a cross-country race over 4100m (2 miles and 4 ½ furlongs).
Ridden by Stéphane Paillard, he jumped very well, but in between the fences he was not at ease and slipped.
It was only his 2nd cross-country race and he met very experienced horses, therefore it was quite difficult for him.
But we are not worried for his future because there are many cross-country races in our area and when you are called DUR A CUIRE (a tough nut) you are not afraid of anything! You go forward!