Will the truth of the second semester be that of the first? We will have some answers this weekend concerning the 4-year-old steeple-chasers. Displayed, in this order, on the podium of the Ferdinand Dufaure Prize (Gr.I), May 22, HIGHNESS OF BERLAIS (501-photo), IMPRESSIVE (509) and ICEO MADRIK (506) will indeed meet at the start of the The Fellow Award – Marquise de Moratalla (Gr.III)Saturday at the Auteuil racecourse (R-1). After a return race, at the beginning of the month, in Hurdles, the first city would not surprise by consolidating its position as leader of its promotion. Arrested in the last bend of this same Prix Ferdinand Dufaure, THE SCHEME (504) cannot be condemned hastily, especially since she had previously won her first three outings on the steeplechase, notably winning the Prix Jean Stern (Gr.II), at the end of April on the proposed route, that of the 4,400 meters .
As for the irreproachable DIAMOND CARL (502), which has not experienced defeat in three performances over the big jumps, this year, flying over the Prix La Périchole (Gr.III) in particular with its head and chest, it is the most suitable to worry the previous nominees. St.D.
Departure of the Prix The Fellow – Marquise de Moratalla (Gr.III): 4:25 p.m., Saturday at Auteuil.