The French rider maintained the dominion on the part of house representatives, to dispatching in speed class the number 1 of the world Daniel Deusser and the ex-number 1 Simon Delestre. Pedro Veniss seventh. (Photo © Frédéric Chehu)
The second day of the CSI 5* Saut Hermès Au Grand Palais in Paris, was maintained with the clear dominion by the house riders, when dispute the Prix GL events at a height of 1.50m in speed class and Julien Epaillard as winner.
With a total of 62,000 Euros like a prize, the winner Julien Epaillard with 13-year-old gelding Cristallo A LM (Casall x Corofino I) owned by Laiterie de Montaigu, stop the clock in 59.28 seconds and award 80 World Ranking points, being the only competitor who managed to lower the 60-second barrier. For the second place the world number 1 Daniel Deusser of Germany, followed in time of 60.51 seconds with 13-year-old mare Equita van T Zorgvliet (Cassini I x Darco) owned by Stephex Stables, getting to keep his strong position at the top of the world ranking.
Completed the group of top five finishers in third place Simon Delestre of France, former world number 1 and current number 6 of the Longines Ranking, completing his course in 61.20 seconds with 12-year-old gelding Hermes Ryan (Hugo Gesmeray x Ryon d’Anzex), followed by Olivier Philippaerts of Belgium 40 hundredths of a second slower with 15-year-old gelding H&M Challenge v. Begijnakker Z (Chellano Z x Palestro v. Begijnakker) in fourth place and fifth was the Dutchman Maikel van der Vleuten recording 62.62 seconds with the 12-year-old mare VDL Groep Arera C (Indoctro x Voltaire).
For the Latin Ranking was the Brazilian Pedro Veniss in the seventh position, marking a good speed round with 13-year-old stallion Quabri de l’Isle (Kannan x Socrate de Chivre) in 64.09 seconds, a result that allowed him to add 40 FEI Ranking points. Colombian Carlos Lopez and 12-year-old gelding Admara 2 (Padinus x Murano) could not finish the perfect court, after they knocked down two rails totaling 8 fouls in 62.54 seconds occupying the 28th position.