In a one-two French the end of Longines FEI World Cup the world number 14 Kevin Staut beat compatriot world No. 2 Simon Delestre followed by the Australian Edwina Tops-Alexander. Lucy Davis 32h. (Photo © Artiste-Associé / CEB)
To close the second day in CSI5* Bordeaux the third class of the day was played with Longines FEI World Cup at a height of 1.60m and the victory of the French Kevin Staut. Being a one-two for riders of home including a global maximum exponent of the present moment of France as Simon Delestre, he and Staut got a real display to the public which certainly went home very satisfied.
With a total of 40 pairs in the regular round 17 classified to the jump-off led by double clear of Staut and Reveur of Hurtebise HDC (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Capricieux Des Six Censes) a 15-years-old gelding completing his presentation in time of 39.86 seconds and taking a close lead by a one second on number 2 in the world Simon Delestre and 12-years-old horse Qlassic Bois Margot (l’Arc de Triomphe x Galoubet a) who had to settle for second place by stopping the clock at 40.74 seconds.
For the third Australian rider Edwina Tops-Alexander also gave a very good presentation with 11-years-old mare Caretina of Joter (Caretino x Contender), the third double clear of the night in a total of seven that were witnessed in the tiebreaker with a time of 40.90 seconds. Fourth place would occupy the German Marcus Ehning with 13-years-old horse Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) in time of 41.97 seconds, while the top five was completed by the Irish Denis Lynch and All Star 5 (Argentinus x Alme) a 13-years-old stallion recording 42.03 seconds.
From the PAEC Ranking Colombian Rene Lopez classified to the jump-off, but 17 faults in his court with Con Dios III (Colman, Holst x Romino) left him out of the points in place 17 and US rider Lucy Davis failed to pass the final round to shoot down two poles in its tracks, totaling 8 faults with Barron (For Pleasure x Nabab de Reve) at number 32 in the final order.