Faltejsek and Orphee des Blins brilliant in Pardubice

Jan Faltejsek may not had the most successful year in Great Britain, but in his homeland, he has just become a national hero. Winning the Velka pardubicka is not the easiest of tasks a jockey can face, but  taking the lead in the very first meters and  still manage to lead all the way, it takes  some courage, luck, and  a very special horse. French bred mare Orphee des Blins proved  herself to be  such horse. She fought her way through the 6900 metres long course and won  the Velka pardubicka in  very convincing  way.   „She is a monster,“ commented Faltejsek. „She just  would not stop. It gave me all the excitement  I could have been possible waiting for.“ Not only Faltejsek was happy  having won by 16 lenghts  Three times winner   from recent years, Tiumen,   was placed third  under legendary Josef Vana, with  British raider Maljimar fourth and Irish tandem Uncle Junior – Doctor Pat took sixth and seventh places