(Photo: Stefano Grasso/LGCT)
By Global Champions Tour
The afternoon’s CSI 5* Prix Sapinda was won by Constant van Paesschen (BEL) and Citizenguard Rioso van de Kape, who rode an unbeatable round in the beautiful Monaco sunshine to win ahead of Christian Ahlmann (GER) and Little Lady Z in 2nd and Marc Houtzager (NED) with Sterrehof’s Uppity in 3rd.
Constant van Paesschen rode like a man possessed to take the victory, another win to add to his ever-growing collection. The world’s best riders rode attacking rounds in front of the glamorous Monte-Carlo audience in the heart of the stunning Port Hercule, compete with a super-yacht-filled backdrop.
Luc Musette’s course was an inviting one and saw 15 of the 34 starters jump clear. There were strong rounds from tonight’s Grand Prix favourites, including Edwina Tops-Alexander (AUS), Pieter Devos (BEL), Daniel Deusser (GER) and Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (SWE).
The feature class of the show, the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco Grand Prix, will be live tonight from 18.30pm local time on GCT TV, ClassHorseTV and Equidia Life, and on Eurosport and beIN Sports from 21.15pm local time.