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  • Grands Crus (FR)

  • Age: 8 (Foaled April 1st, 2005)
  • Sex: Grey Gelding
  • Breeding: Dom Alco - Fee Magic (Phantom Breeze)
  • Trainer: D Pipe
  • Owner: Roger Stanley & Yvonne Reynolds III

News Clippings

Scu hoping for Grands revival

December 17th, 2013

Tom Scudamore feels a more generous pace in Saturday's Wessex Youth Trust Long Walk Hurdle at Ascot could finally get the best out of the wayward Grands Crus.

David Pipe has made adjustments to Grands Crus' training regime

December 4th, 2013

Trainer David Pipe has made adjustments to Grands Crus' training regime, but will not put a date on a comeback for the misfiring grey.

Pipe retains Grands Crus faith

October 17th, 2013

David Pipe still retains plenty of faith in Grands Crus and is optimistic the talented grey can bounce back to top form this season.

Grands Crus will run in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham

March 7th, 2013

Grands Crus is set to return to the smaller obstacles, with owner Roger Stanley pinpointing next Thursday's Ladbrokes World Hurdle as his Cheltenham Festival target.

Tom Scudamore retains faith in Grands Crus after they paired up for a racecourse gallop at Exeter on Tuesday.

March 6th, 2013

Tom Scudamore has reaffirmed his faith in Grands Crus after the David Pipe-trained gelding went through his paces after racing at Exeter on Tuesday.

Grands Crus will have a racecourse gallop after racing at Exeter on Tuesday before future plans are firmed up.

March 4th, 2013

Grands Crus will have a racecourse gallop after racing at Exeter on Tuesday before plans can be firmed up for the Cheltenham Festival.

Grands Crus remains an uncertain runner at Cheltenham

February 19th, 2013

David Pipe's highest-profile horse Grands Crus remains an uncertain runner at the Cheltenham Festival with the trainer admitting he is "just taking things day by day".

Grand Crus is confirmed as on course for the Cheltenham Festival

February 11th, 2013

David Pipe has confirmed that Grands Crus is on target for Cheltenham as the grey recovers from an ulcer problem.

David Pipe duo Grands Crus and Dynaste handed World Hurdle option

January 14th, 2013

David Pipe will give both Grands Crus and Dynaste entries in the Ladbrokes World Hurdle at the Cheltenham Festival.

Pipe charge to be given prep ahead of Festival but target undecided

January 4th, 2013

Grands Crus is likely to have one more outing before the Cheltenham Festival although his March target has yet to be decided.

Connections of Grands Crus in no rush to commit to Kempton showpiece

December 18th, 2012

David Pipe has stated a decision on the participation of Grands Crus in the William Hill King George at Kempton on Boxing Day will be left until as late as possible.

Grands Crus likely to be fit for King George if connections get clear run

December 10th, 2012

Connections still hope Grands Crus will be ready to take his place in the field for the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

David Pipe has not totally ruled out a crack at the William Hill King George VI Chase with Grands Crus

November 30th, 2012

David Pipe has not totally ruled out a crack at the William Hill King George VI Chase with Grands Crus.

Grands Crus still in King George frame

November 26th, 2012

Grands Crus could still run in the William Hill King George VI Chase at Kempton on Boxing Day.

Grands Crus is to be treated shortly for a breathing issue detected after his ordinary run in the Paddy Power Gold Cup

November 19th, 2012

Grands Crus is to be treated shortly for a breathing issue detected after his ordinary run in Saturday's Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

David Pipe eyes another Paddy Power Gold Cup win with Grands Crus

November 12th, 2012

David Pipe has reaffirmed his belief Grands Crus is a well handicapped horse ahead of his eagerly anticipated return in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham.

David Pipe has confirmed that Grands Crus will take his chance in the Paddy Power Gold Cup

November 10th, 2012

Exciting second-season chaser Grands Crus is set to take his chance in the Paddy Power Gold Cup at Cheltenham next Saturday.

Classy Betfair Chase attracts 19 at Haydock including Long Run and Cue Card

November 7th, 2012

Long Run, Grands Crus and Cue Card are three big names amongst 19 entries for the Betfair Chase at Haydock on November 24.

Pipe faces Grands decision

October 9th, 2012

David Pipe is still drawing up the final plans for where his stable stars Grands Crus and Dynaste will start off their seasons.

Grands work done

March 23rd, 2012

David Pipe has decided to give Grands Crus the rest of the season off after his grey failed to live up to expectations at the Cheltenham Festival.