• About Us
  • Careers
  • Diary & Events
  • Stay In Touch
telephone: +44 1933 440077   email: ihelp@weatherbys.co.uk

French glory for Thousand

Sun, 10 June 2012

Willie Mullins' outstanding hurdler Thousand Stars put up a superb performance to land the Grande Course De Haies D'Auteuil for the second year running.

The grey stormed past Nikita Du Berlais after jumping the final flight to win the race known as the French Champion Hurdle very cosily in the hands of Ruby Walsh.

Sleeping Mat attempted to make all and held a long lead at one stage, but came back to the field quickly in the straight and was headed after two out by Nikita Du Berlais. Walsh had the move covered and Thousand Stars (15-8 favourite) produced a strong turn of foot to pull clear in a matter of strides.

Formosa Joana Has was third with the winner's stable companions, Mourad and Zaidpour, fourth and fifth.

British challenger Cape Tribulation, trained by Malcolm Jefferson, was prominent in the early stages but failed to figure at the business end of the three-mile-one-and-a-half furlong showpiece run on heavy ground.

Bloodstock Al: Missing any of the industrys top bloodstock publications? Take a look at what the Weatherbys team produce here http://t.co/g3g9emQlIk
Weatherbys Limited: Toner hits target for Elliott: Gordon Elliott's consistent Toner D'Oudairies benefited from a power-packed Dav... http://t.co/t2IVCqrB6G
Weatherbys Limited: Fitz powers home at Fairyhouse: Rebel Fitz took advantage of the untimely fall of favourite Ballycasey to lift... http://t.co/39qtCYFqsk
Weatherbys Limited: RT @pointtopoint: If you've been Pointing or are going tomorrow don't forget to use the #gopointing hashtag to feature in our Go Pointing T