Balthazar King and Richard Johnson win Grand Cross-Country de Craon.

Balthazar King and Richard Johnson successfully defended their title in the Grand Cross-Country de Craon.

Philip Hobbs' versatile 10-year-old fell on his most recent visit to France in a big event at Le Lion d'Angers in late May, having earlier chased home Pineau De Re in the Grand National.

The dual winner of the Cheltenham Festival cross-country race was paraded in front of the stands at the north-western French course after his three-length defeat of Kapville.

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