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The French are Fast in Doha!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Roger Yves Bost and Ideal de la Loge. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.It was three times French in the top of today’s biggest class – a 1.50 class – at the kick-off of the GCT in Doha. It was Roger Yves Bost and Ideal de la Loge (Dollar du Murier x Joyau d’Or), who took home the win in the class. The pair was double clear, and their time in the jump-off was unbeatable. Michel Robert and Kellemoi Pepita (Voltaire x Jalme des Mesnuls) – winners of the GCT final in 2009 – had to settle for second place, 0.43 seconds behind. Simon Delestre finished off the French domination, ending up in third with Napoli du Ry (Baloubet du Rouet x Silvio I). “I am very happy with the result; this is my first win in Doha. It was a very big jump off with 23 great riders, so it wonderful to do so well,” said the winner after the class.

There were 12 double clears in the class, while 23 of the 45 riders made it to the jump-off.

Britain’s Guy Williams kicked of the GCT 5*classes in Doha with a win aboard Torinto van de Middelstede (Remondo x Azur de Paulstra) in the 1.45 speed class. Guy was clear, and with his time of 58.51 he was 0.57 seconds faster than runner-up Christian Ahlmann on Sebastian 89. Alvaro De Miranda was third on AD Norson, while the 24 year old Janika Sprunger – one of the youngest riders in the class – was fourth.

It was a high number of clear rounds in the class; out of the field of 47 riders, 29 rode clear.

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