Riding Mylord Carthago, Penelope Leprevost took home the win in today’s Grand Prix in Helsinki. With her french and fabulous style. Penelope was the best out of 44 riders and beat runner up Jeroen Dubbeldam and BMC Quality Time TN (Quantum x Cantus) by 0,75 seconds in the second round. The elleven best riders from the first round went on to a second round. Jens Fredricson and Kevin Staut made it to second round on four faults, while Simon Delestre and Natale Chiaudani had one time penalty each.
"My horse is very experienced, and it was fast enough today on the second round. I'm very pleased with it. The horse has a strong character, it is good to ride and it fights with me, " Penelope said after the class.
Penelope and Mylord Carthago*HN (Carthago x Jalisco B) also won the GCT Grand Prix in Vienna in September and seem to be on good form. The same goes for Jeroen who won the World Cup class in Oslo last weekend. Denis Lynch secured third place aboard the talented nine year old stallion Contifex (Cornet Obolensky x Coronino) which Denis rides for the Syrian rider Ahmad Saber Hamcho who bought the horse from Denis in August. Philipp Weishauppt was the last rider with two clear rounds aboard Catoki (Cambridge x Silvester) and secured fourth place.
The French riders really showed off in Helsinki today as they had four riders in for the money. Simon Delestre and Kevin Staut ended as number five and six riding respectively Qlassic Bois Margot and (by l’Arc de Triomphe) and Silvana HDC (Corland x Widor), while Roger Yves Bost was number twelve with Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois (Dollar du Murier x Grand Veneur).
The young Swiss talent Martin Fuchs had also taken the trip to Helsinki this weekend and impressed by sharing the eight place with Scott Brash after they both crossed the finish line at an equal score and time.
For full results go here.
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