It’s the last European CCI4* of the 2017 season! Diarm, Jenni and Nicole agree that Michael Jung and La Biosthetique Sam FBW’s late entry into Pau makes them a virtual lock for the win. But there is still PLENTY to discuss, including past French winners Astier Nicolas and Maxime Livio, who will look to block Michi from finally taking a win at Pau, which has eluded him thus far in his storied career.
Diarm has been championing Jonelle Price and Faerie Dianimo as winners for a month now, and Nicole looks to Shane Rose and CP Qualified, who have have already won at the CCI4* level. Jenni can’t betray her love of French wine and casts her vote for the home team.
It’s been a big week in France, as Le Lion d’Angers also hosted the FEI World Breeding Championship for Young Horses, so be sure to listen for a discussion on the most exciting 6- and 7-year-olds coming out of the field this year. Diarm sends his condolences to Tom Carlile, whose incredible FOD run at Le Lion ended due to the #COD.