Hot on the heels of Saturday's treble at Auteuil, the Noel George/Amanda Zetterholm stable is running on a rich choke at present, adding a further brace of high value winners at Compiegne this afternoon.
The double, initiated by Instar de Reve in the Prix de Beaune Handicap Hurdle under Nicolas Gauffenic, brought to 5 George's winners from his last 6 runners. Juvenile Le Blavet followed up in the Prix d'Aix, a conditions hurdle, the same afternoon. The five winners have amassed over £200,000 in earnings, the sort of sum only the likes of Paul Nicholls and Nicky Henderson can achieve from multiple winners in an afternoon.
Unsurprisingly, both horses were short favourites. In this sort of form, who'd bet against an Englishman in Paris?