Etienne & Grégoire Leenders Race-horse trainers

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15.12.2017

We tried….

 

 

…the English adventure, sending KAPVILLE to run at Cheltenham over the 6200m (3 miles and 7 furlongs) of a cross-country race which was part of the Crystal Cup circuit.

Ridden by Wilfrid Denuault, he ran well although not in the frame…he finished 6th out of 7 but was serious, didn’t make any mistake… altogether a KAPVILLE as we like him.

After debriefing and thinking it over, we might have had him ridden too close to the lead and too offensive and so on…

It might have been so, but the true reason is that this trip had nothing to do with the cross-country courses we have in France. It is rather a chase with green obstacles and small banks… but no big obstacles, no big difficulties…

Therefore, this English adventure was very rewarding as next time we’ll know which type of horse we should send there or should not send!!