The French rider thrilled the audience of Bordeaux with the first victory of the Jumping International and her first victory of 2016 that seek to recover the ground lost in the FEI World Ranking. Participation Rene Lopez from Colombia and Lucy Davis of the United States. (Photo © Christophe Bricot)
The French rider Penelope Leprevost take the first victory of 2016 and the first in the International Jumping Bordeaux with the 12-years-old mare Nice Stephanie (Cardento x Ralme Z) owned by Madame Geneviève MEGRET was completing a course of 56.60 seconds in Prix French Tour Generali.
Facing a speed class with 41 enrolled, Leprevost led one-two-three by France, to the delight of the public who certainly vibrated by the winner with its large display. The second place went to Kevin Staut and Elky van het Indihof HDC (Toulon x Thunder go Zuuthoeve), a 12-years-old mare owned by Haras Des Coudrettes in time of 58.12 seconds, while the third would occupy Roger Yves Bost “Bosty” with the horse Pegase du Murier (Adelfos x Le Tot de Semilly) owned by Equiblue – Et Eurl Bosty Jump in 58.31 seconds.
Top Five have supplemented the German duo of Christian Ahlmann and Marcus Ehning who could not approach the time of Leprevost being Ahlmann with Caribis Z (Caritano x Canabis Z) in 59.02 seconds last below 60 seconds and Ehning with Pret a Tout (Hiram Chambertin x Stew Boy) would stop the clock at 60.32 seconds.
The best time was for the Spanish Sergio Alvarez Moya and Carlo 273 (Contender x Cascavelle) that knocked down a pole in time of 56.25 seconds finished in 15th place. Meanwhile the two representatives PAEC Ranking were led by Colombian Rene Lopez who finished in the points at 14th place with Con Dios III (Colman, Holst x Romino) being the last clear round in 75.40 seconds and American rider Lucy Davis without much luck on the day with Cassis 54 (Candidatus x Landadel) ending in 37th with 8 faults.