Footpad clears the last ahead of Let's Dance (right) and Allblack Des Places Image by www.healyracing.ie

Footpad was a close second in France
Image by www.healyracing.ie

The Willie Mullins-trained Footpad just lost out to Capivari in a close finish to the Grade One Prix Renaud du Vivier at Auteuil.

Richard Hobson’s Chic Name made the running until the second-last hurdle where Device, ridden by James Reveley, took a heavy fall when looking a major danger.

Footpad had every chance, but could not hold Francois Cottin’s Capivari, who just prevailed in the hands of Regis Schmidlin.

The Paul Nicholls-trained Adrien Du Pont was on their heels in third place.