The Cagnes-sur-Mer winter jump meeting is synonymous with François-Marie Cottin, whose family have strong ties dating back many years with the beautiful racecourse that is located on the Côte d’Azur.
Carrying on the family tradition, the Chantilly-based trainer always sends around 40 horses to Cagnes-sur-Mer and this year is no exception. As always, he didn’t have to wait long for success, as Galop du Bosc was a winner on the first day of the meeting when he lifted a 2m3f handicap chase, followed by Cafertiti and Meredith, who won a couple of days later.
“Cagnes is a short meeting,” explains François-Marie Cottin. “So, it pays to have horses ready for the first day, as you don’t have that many opportunities to run your horses. I was very pleased to see Cafertiti win, which means he could go on to bigger things now.”
Here, Cottin kindly spoke to attheraces.com for what he has planned for the likes of Cafertiti and Meredith during the Cagnes-sur-Mer winter jump meeting.