It's always been a very good race for me," said Secly
Sautjeau landed his first success for Secly
on Matchouka at Compiegne in 1994.
At one time there was a plan for Secly
to become a vet, but he says: "I was a very bad student and soon realised that I would never qualify.
Trainer Bernard Secly
will decide after the Heros XII if he will let the full-brother to 1994 Gold Cup winner The Fellow go on to the Haye Jousselin again.
This full-brother to Francois Doumen's 1994 Cheltenham Gold Cup winner The Fellow-referred to this week in a besotted Paris-Turf as l'extra-terrestre-is trained by Bernard Secly
, who reports the 12-year-old as well as ever.