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French Racing - Grand Steeplechase de Paris

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Stats Guide: Grand Steeplechase de Paris.

Picture: Pat Healy Photography

The G1 Grand Steeplechase de Paris (6000m) is the most prestigious steeplechase of the year in France and is one of the most extreme tests for horse and rider on the French calendar. Run over 6000m and 23 fences to jump, who will come out on top? We look at the runners and riders...
 

Horse Positives Negatives
Franco de Port Five top-three finishes over fences from eleven attempts  14th of 27 in the Irish Grand National last time at Fairyhouse (Ireland)
Happy Monarch Four placings and four wins from nine course outings Only third, behind two re-opposing rivals in the G2 Prix Murat steeplechase (4400m)
Al Boum Photo Two-time G1 Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeplechase (5294m) winnerTrainer in good form – 22% winning strike rate last 50 runners Second oldest horse in the raceNo experience over this trip
Screaming Colours Ten length winner of the Listed Midlands Grand National handicap steeplechase (6847m)Seven top-three finishes from thirteen chase runs Oldest horse in the race at the age of eleven
Feu Follet One placing from two previous course and distance attemptsYard in good form – 20% winning strike rate in last 50 runners Struggled at this top-level previously
Enjeu d'Arthel Nine top-three finishes from fifteen chase starts Interesting UK jockey bookedUpped from Listed level
Glorice Promising chase profile of five placings and two wins from nine chase outings Only second up this season
Eddy de Balme Two placings from four runs this year Finished behind re-opposing rivals on the last four starts
Gex Promising chase record of two wins from three startsFour-time course winner Upped from Class One company
Dream Wish All four career wins have come over fences and at this venue Trainer only working at a 10% winning strike rate in last 50 runners
General En Chef Six top-three finishes from twleve course visits Defeated by 45 lengths, fifth of seven in the G3 Prix Ingre steeplechase (4400m)
Lord du Mesnil All four career vicotires have come over fences Unseated his rider in this event twelve months ago
Burrows Saint Trainer in good form – 22% winning strike rate last 50 runners Only had one attempt at this track and trip
Niko Has Ten length winner of the Listed Prix William Head steeplechase (4700m) No experience over this distance
Sel Jem finished top two on all previous six startsThree placings and three wins from six course outings Upped from 4400m and no experience at this jounrey
Road Mix Tavel Eight length winner of the G3 Prix du Président de la République steeplechase (4700m)Seven top-three finishes from fourteen chase runs Only second up this season 

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