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Triple British on top in the Gucci Gold Cup in Hong Kong

Saturday, 14 February 2015
Longines Hong Kong Masters 2015

John Whitaker and Argento en route to victory in Hong Kong. Photo (c) Longines Media Center.
John Whitaker and Argento en route to victory in Hong Kong. Photo (c) Longines Media Center.

It was a British trio on top in Saturday’s biggest class at the Longines Hong Kong Masters. The 1.50 Gucci Gold Cup saw John Whitaker taking the win after a clear and fast winning round on Argento (Arko III x Gasper). The living legend was followed by a much younger rider; Jessica Mendoza finished 0.62 seconds behind on Spirit T (Tornado x Carnaval Drum). Third was no other than world no. one Scott Brash on Hello Annie – also he clear in the winning round (Contendro I x For Pleasure).

The first class of the day – the 1.45 Laiterie de Montaigu Trophy – went to Pieter Devos on Equipharma Dax van 'Dabdijhoev (Desir du Chateau x Clinton). Marco Kutscher followed close behind on the time riding Van Gogh (Numero Uno x Bernstein), while third place went to Maikel van der Vleuten on VDL Groep Eureka (Chin Chin x Quidam de Revel).

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