Dutch rider Leopold van Asten commanded without enemies the third FEI event of the CSI5* Longines Masters of Paris. (Photo © Sportfot)
Dutch rider Leopold van Asten won the Masters One Salon du Cheval de Paris/Ceneca, completing his jump-off round without enemies.
Showing the way in a decisive round with the 10-year-old mare VDL Groep Miss Untouchable (Chacco-Blue x Aldatus) owned by Stoeterij Duyselshof BV, Leopold van Asten stopped the clock in 32.05 seconds on course designed by also Dutch Louis Konickx, beating the 9 classified round riders.
After passing the regular round with 24 pairs, Leopold van Asten left a distance of more than 2 seconds before his closest rival, where the French pair of Alexandra Paillot and Nicolas Delmotte, ended up seizing the second and third place.
In case of Alexandra Paillot she appeared with the 14-year-old gelding Polias de Blondel (Desir du Chateau x Souviens Toi III) recording a time of 34.17 seconds, while Nicolas Delmotte did it in 34.51 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Urvoso du Roch (Nervoso SF x Grand d’Escla).
For the top five, Maikel van der Vleuten from the Netherlands remained very close in fourth place, completing his jump-off in 34.62 seconds with the 12-year-old mare VDL Groep Arera C (Indoctro x Voltaire) and completing the Top 5 the former world number 1 Daniel Deusser of Germany, appearing with the 9-year-old stallion Tobago Z (Tangelo v. Zuuthoeve x Mr Blue) and finishing in 34.87 seconds.
For the Pan American Ranking US delegation obtained World Ranking points, led by two-time Olympic medalist Laura Kraut in tenth place with her 10-year-old gelding Confu (Contact Me x Cambridge), exceeding the time allowed and accumulating 5 fouls in 68.16 seconds. Also Lauren Hough with the 10-year-old gelding Quantas 15 (Quintero x Laurin) in 11th place and Andrew Kocher with the 11-year-old mare Artemise du Houssoit (Sherman Sitte x Ksar-Sitte), completed their courses in 5 fouls each.