A grand new Stakes winner over jumps for Planteur
It was a grand day for Planteur yesterday with his son Gran Diose winning the Listed Prix Solitaire Chase at Compiegne, his first Stakes victory.
Trained in France by Louisa Carberry, the six-year-old has now won four of his 12 starts, three of which have come over fences.
Owned in partnership by Luc Monet and Frederic Hinderze, Gran Diose has always been held in high regard by his connections.
In this race over 3800m he was flawless over each fence, and with over eight lengths to find on turning for home he flew over the last fence and pulled clear of his rivals in the closing stages to a three-length success.
Bred by his owners, Gran Diose is out of the winning mare Noanoa (Walk In The Park), a half-sister to Listed hurdler winners/performers Arenui and Tjongejonge.
He certainly looks an exciting jumps horse to follow for his sire Planteur.