By Vladimir Tax
Winning rider Gehm said the race was slower than he expected so he decided to take the initiative in the second half. Outsider Sesi, ridden by Jiri Kamenicek, came home third of the 10 finishers in the 21-horse field. Two runners fell at the famed Taxis ditch which had claimed the lives of 23 horses before being altered in 1993 after protests from animal rights activists. But there was another fatality on Sunday, after the French-trained Anatole fell and broke its neck at the penultimate fence, just as the horse looked like winning.
RP's Peter Smith spoke to one of the jockeys, Jason McGuire from Tom George who rode Field O'Royal, and asked him how he felt about the Grand Pardubice Steeplechase: And a quick look at football and the standings in the Czech first division - Sparta Prague are top with 24 points after they defeated 6th-placed Slavia Prague 1-0 at the weekend. Bohemians Prague beat Brno 3-0 and are currently second with 23 points. Another Prague club, Viktoria Zizkov, is one point behind, having claimed three points from a match with Pribram (2-0).