|Name:||Aristo Du Plessis (FR)|
|Pedigree:||Voix Du Nord (FR) - J'Aime (FR) - Royal Charter|
|Owner:||John & Jill Dodd|
Aristo is by Voix Du Nord a Group 1 winner and top class Jumping Sire, with an incredible 67% winners to runners. The highest rated Bumper horse currently in France is by the sire. Good products include one of Jonjo’s stand out’s of his horses to follow - Taquin Du Seuil, Caesars’ Palace, Ulysse Collonges and out of J’aime by Royal Charter, top class Sire by Mill Reef, from the family of Lease Back and O’Maley.
Aristo ran in some important AQPS flat races including 5th at Moulins. He has had 4 runs on the flat culminating in an easy success at Cluny. The race prior to this was at Moulins, a £15,000 premium race in which the winner by Scorpion, A Pleins Dents is considered to be one of the best Bumper horse currently in France, who went on to win the equivalent of the Aintree/Cheltenham Bumper at Maisons Laffitte. The horse who finished 4th in this race beating Aristo by a head is called As De Ferbet who went on to win impressively first time out in a Listed Hurdle race at Auteuil. Aristo ran very greenly in this race making the result even more impressive.
Seven times winner Aristo came from Lune Vergette in France. He has returned in fantastic condition and is behaving in the bullish manner of old. Last season he had not fully recovered from his spinal surgery and if we were to find his old thread of form he would look attractively handicapped. He prefers better ground and will start off in Handicap Hurdles.