The Longines Global Champions Tour packed up this weekend in the city that never sleeps. In the Grand Prix, which took place on Saturday evening (French time), thirty-five pairs took off, including two French. Unfortunately none of them managed to make the leap in quality as Nina Mallevaey is penalized by four points with Cartier SR (Canturer), while Kevin Staut accuses eight points with Cheppetta (Chepetto). In the end, only four of them will find the key to the course designed by Uliano Vezzani and will face each other in a controversial jump-off. It is against time that the four contenders for the top step of the podium had to decide, who all signed a new clear lap … moreover, in the same half second! In the speed match, Daniel Deusser and Scuderia 1918 Tobago Z (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve), the last to start the leap in quality, were the best. After his victories in the 5 * Grand Prix in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and in the 3 * in Brussels, the charming little chestnut has signed his third Grand Prix victory this season, much to the delight of his German driver. After a spring break of several months, Tobago had resumed the path of international competitions in July, on the occasion of the Jumping de Dinard, where he was engaged in the 3 * label. “Tobago is really back in better shape than him. […] I am very happy and proud of him and I hope I can have fun a little longer, “said the German in a press release.
The pair precedes Belgian Pieter Devos, on Mom’s Toupie de la Roque (Kannan), while Malin Baryard-Johnsson takes third place with H&M Indiana (Kashmir van’t Schuttershof). Irish Shane Sweetnam, the slowest of the four jump-offs, then finished at the foot of the podium with Alejandro (Acorado’s Ass).
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