Trained by Dominique Bressou, Bel Apsis had the misfortune of being born the same year as Goliath Du Berlais. Three times they met this spring and three times Goliath Du Berlais beat him. However, Goliath du Berlais has been retired to stud and that should finally give the four-year-old son of Apsis the opportunity to shine. Seeing that he had been the runner-up in the Grade 1 Prix Ferdinand Dufaure in May, he was disappointing when finishing last in the Prix The Fellow after his summer break. However, even though he didn’t run true to his form, I will give him the benefit of the doubt and hope that he will come on from this first run after a long summer break. His main objective is the Grade 1 Prix Maurice Gillois, the Grand Steeple-Chase for four-year olds that takes place on the 3rd of November during the 48 hours of jump racing at Auteuil.