French rider Julien Epaillard dominated the Grand Prix presented by BMW, in what was a one-two final for his country alongside Nicolas Delmotte. Marlon Modolo Zanotelli of Brazil was in third place. (Photo © OneShot)
The French rider Julien Epaillard dominated the CSI 3* Top League Grand Prix presented by BMW, where they distributed € 61,800 in a course designed by the Belgian Luc Musette.
After the regular round of 59 pairs, 9 riders would return to the jump-off to be led by Julien Epaillard and his 9-year-old stallion Usual Suspect d’Auge (Jarnac x Papillon Rouge), completing his run in 37.19 seconds to secure 80 World Ranking Points.
For France the domination of their riders was reflected in the final order, obtaining the one-two with Julien Epaillard being escorted by Nicolas Delmotte, who finished in second place with the 9-year-old stallion Ilex VP (Diamant de Semilly x Darco) in 37.93 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking and Pan-American Ranking Brazilian rider Marlon Modolo Zanotelli was in third place, to complete a good presentation with the 13-year-old gedling Extra van Essene (Diamant de Semilly x Gotthardsen) in time of 38.40 seconds, which assured 60 FEI Ranking Points. On the other hand, the American Eve Jobs finished with the last double clear round in 40.94 seconds occupied seventh place next to the 10-year-old Tiny Toon Semilly (Diamant de Semilly x Kannan), Mexican rider Eugenio Garza also classified the tiebreaker, but he demolished a pole in time of 39.84 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Armani Sl Z (Asca Z x Cumano), securing 35 Ranking World Points and US rider Michael Hughes was the last with points in 12th place accompanied by 13-year-old stallion Zerlin M (Berlin x Concorde) in a regular round of 4 fouls and 71.16 seconds.
The best seed and world number 5 Daniel Deusser of Germany finished fifth in a clear jump-off round and 38.40 seconds along with the 14-year-old gelding Clintop 2 (Clinton I x Calvaro Z).