Cian narrowly missed the jump-off in Sunday's Gucci Grand Prix in Paris, when Rancorrado touched the final pole on the course in the first round. Cian said: "It's very frustrating when that happens. We had a similarly unlucky pole down on Saturday night. But it wasn't the horse's fault. I do feel that we are knocking on the door, and that a major win will come soon."
Splendor gave Cian a fourth and a sixth place in the two 1m40 competitions on Friday and Sunday, and Rancorrado was also placed three times, in the big classes which he jumped.