THE history of the Grade 1 Prix La Haye Jousselin, the second biggest steeplechase on the French calendar, is littered with multiple winners.

At Auteuil last Sunday, Bipolaire emulated the recently-retired Milord Thomas in becoming a three-time hero of this near three-and-a-half-mile stamina test – though he still has some way to go to emulate Al Capone II, who won it on an incredible seven occasions at the end of the last century.