Taizo Sugitani won the three star Grand Prix in Ascona on Sunday, riding Avenzio 3 (Animo x Erdball XX). The Japanese rider had one of six double clear rounds in the class, and with a time of 36.75 he was the fastest rider in the jump-off – taking home the car that was the top prize. Second was Arthur Da Silva on Luis Della Caccia (Lance II x Corofino), who was 1.61 seconds behind Taizo in the jump-off. Belgian rider Constant van Paesschen was third on Citizenguard Toscan de St. Hermelle (Surcouf de Revel x Bayac de Sainte Hermelle) at a time of 39.11 seconds in the jump-off.
The three star Grand Prix in Dinard went to home rider Penelope Leprevost on Nice Stephanie (Cardento x Ralme Z). The stylish French rider showed her competitors how to do it as she rode two clear rounds on Genevieve Megret’s Swedish bred mare, stopping the clock at 47.78 seconds in the jump-off. The second of the three double clears in the class came from Gregory Cottard – also he from France – aboard the Landsturm-daughter Pepyt'Des Elfs, with a time of 48.59 seconds in the jump-off. Third was Timothee Anciaume on the Kannan-son Padock du Plessis HN, before Jerome Hurel and Nicolas Delmotte made sure it was all French among the top five.
In the three star Grand Prix Megeve it was Penelope’s mentor Michel Robert who took home the win, riding Nenuphar ‘Jac (Cumano x Pidayack). There were no double clears in the class, but Michel was the fastest on four faults in the jump-off at the time of 41.53 seconds. USA’s Alec Lawler was second on Agamemnon (Briar x Alegretto) over four seconds behind the French veteran, while Simon Delestre made more success for the hosts being third on Valentino Velvet (Indoctro x Burgggraaf).
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