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The Longines Grand Prix in Basel to Luciana Diniz

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Luciana Diniz and Fit for Fun. Photo by Jenny Abrahamsson.Luciana Diniz won the Longines Grand Prix at CSI Basel for a second time in her career, when she went to the top in the 330'000 Swiss Francs competition on Sunday afternoon. Riding Fit for Fun (For Pleasure x Fabriano), Diniz left Brazil's Marlon Modolo Zanotelli on Extra van Essene (Diamant de Semilly x Gotthardsen) and Great Britain's Scott Brash on Hello Sanctos (Quasimodo v. Molendreef x Nabab de Reve) behind her in second and third.

In a five horse jump-off, Luciana turned out 68 hundredths seconds faster than runner-up Zanotelli with her Hanoverian mare. Scott Brash was also clear in the jump-off, but over a second behind Diniz on the time. Gregory Wathelet and Conrad de Hus (Con Air x Locato) had by far the fastest time in the jump-off, but had the last fence down and had to settle for fourth place this time around. Fifth went to Piergiorgio Bucci on Casallo Z (Casall x Carthago Z), who had twelve faults in the jump-off.

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