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Bosty makes the home crowd proud in Cannes

Friday, 14 June 2013

Friday night's winners: Bosty and Myrtille! Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Roger-Yves Bost won Friday night's 1,50 class in Cannes with Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois (Dollar du Murier x Grand Veneur) after an amazing jump-off.

The first round was very technical and gave the riders several challenges, but still fifteen riders qualified for the jump-off. The first two riders in the jump-off - Jane Richard Philips with Dieudonne de Guldenboom (Nabab de Reve x Gibramino) and Kevin Staut with For Joy van't Zorgvliet HDC (For Pleasure x Heartbreaker) had to settle with four and eight faults. But the third rider Denis Lynch with the big jumping All Star (Argentinus x Alme) cleared the course in 37,98 seconds.

Jessica Springsteen, with the only nine year old Zero, did a calm jump-off. Nevertheless the Global Champions Tour plank as number five fell. Ben Maher on the other hand went all in with Aristo Z (Andiamo x Flamenco de Semilly). Even though the second fence fell he kept the speed up and was one of the fastest once in the jump-off on the expence of the last fence.

VDL Groep Eureka (Chin Chin x Quidam de Revel) looked amazing today and Maikel van der Vleuten got a fantastic turn after the second last to the last fence and took over the lead from Denis. Julien Epaillard with the Casall-son Cristallo A LM had the worst possible start with the first fence down, but then made a calm and safe round.

Michael Whitaker went clear and into third with the beautiful Elie van de Kolmen (President x Darco). Next out was Harrie Smolders with his new mount Jackson Hole (Quite Easy x Robin Z). Harrie rode a safe clear round with the well jumping nine year old. The whole crowd was cheering for Penelope Leprevost on Nice Stephanie (Cardento x Ralme Z) and she found great forward distances to all the fences but the last pole didn't want to stay up. Another rider that gave her all was Edwina Tops-Alexander with Guccio (Quick Star x Cantus). It was good enough for a fourth place in the end with her 37,72 seconds.

Maikel in the turn after the second last fence. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Juan Carlos Garcia really let Bonzai van de Warande (Nonstop x Feinschnitt) use his big strides, but the fifth fence stopped a clear round. Bassem Hassan Mohammed with the fantastic Victoria (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Cordano) started off kind of slow, but speeded it up during the round and finished the course in 38,12 seconds which was good enough for a final sixth place.

Second last to go was Roger Yves Bost with Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois and he gave the home crowd a jump-off in real Bosty-style! Full speed, short turns and clear - what more can you ask for? Last to go was Luciana Diniz with the charming Lady Lindenhof (Grand Chef Bleus x Type d'Elle). She really fought Bosty for the win but had to settle for the third place.

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