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A speedy victory for Scott Brash in Lausanne

Friday, 13 September 2013

Scott Brash with Bon Ami. Photo by Stefano Grasso/Longines Global Champions Tour.Recently honoured with a European Team gold medal and a European Individual Bronze medal, Scott comes to Lausanne to win another ever-quick victory aboard his lovely Belgian-bred gelding Bon Ami.

Having already won a few fast classes aboard this incredibly quick mount, Scott can now add Lausanne to his list of victories. Scott has single-handedly developed and trained this small-but-able Belgian-bred gelding, who he acquired as a very young horse.

At first it was Brazil's Marlon Zanotelli who took the leading time aboard Madame Butterfly but reigning Olympic Champion Steve Guerdat and Sidney VIII took over the lead to raise Swiss hopes of a possible double-hit of host-nation talent here on the shores of Lake Geneva. As the class progressed it looked as though Steve Guerdat would possibly walk away with the second win for Switzerland but it was Scotland's Scott Brash, fresh off tremendous victory in Herning, Denmark, who took over the lead for Great Britain with a time of 61.66 seconds.

Scott was almost three seconds faster then Switzerland's Steve Guerdat and it looked quite impossible to match. With a few remaining combinations to come, possibly up to the task, Scott would have to wait and see whether he would be able to add Lausanne to his list of Longines Global Champions Tour victories. German Champion, Daniel Deusser, entered the ring with Stephex Stables' Mouse. A fast combination to say the least. If there was one combination able to unseat the Scotsman, it would be Daniel Deusser and Mouse.

But despite their best efforts, Daniel had to settle for second place, pushing Switzerland's leading ranked rider, Steve Guerdat, down to third place. Despite a leaner list of combinations in tonight's CSI5* 1.50 competition, the race to win remained intense with plenty of riders hoping for an early win here in Lausanne. Tonight, Scott will bath in yet another victory as he enjoys the tremendous bond he has developed with his gelding Bon Ami over so many years.

The 1,45 class was won by Arthur Da Silva with Qui Vive de la Tour before Jane Richard Philips with Pablo de Virton. 

Click here for all the results.

Source: Press release from Global Champions Tour.

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