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Horse racing: Thomas Coutant and Arnaud Chaillé Chaillé, the heroes of autumn

As frustrating as they are, the confinement and races contested behind closed doors do not prevent good stories.

Horse racing and obstacle courses were its best symbols this Sunday in Paris, and more precisely on the Auteuil racecourse, in particular with the victory of Theme in the prestigious Prix Cambacérès, Group I crowning the best 3 years on French hurdles.

Always confident

“This colt is a monster (sic)! », Launched the partner of the winner, Thomas Coutant, after the race, to the emitting horse. And to add: “Apart from a hesitation on his part, at the start of the course I was always confident afterwards. After I followed Heroes of Ainay, and the quality of my partner made the difference.

In the service of Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé for six years, Thomas Coutant returned the device to his boss since the tandem won three times during this meeting thanks to Magic dream in the Prix Congress (Gr. II) and Loradame on the occasion of the Bernard Secly Prize.

Reached on the phone, the last named said: Thomas has ridden well and is progressing. He must continue. I knew my horses were competitive, but at this level, and as in all competitive sports, everything has to be in place to be successful. “

For the third time in four years, one of Jean-Michel Bazire’s best friends wins this prestigious Group I and, a fortiori, an amateur of all equestrian disciplines, has seen his work rewarded where his neighbors (François Nicolle and Guillaume Macaire, who had only one starter during the day), were less in the spotlight than usual.

These successes are nothing new for Arnaud Chaillé-Chaillé but Thomas Coutant must undoubtedly savor.

Article original de: www.leparisien.fr

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