France's Timothee Anciaume won Friday's biggest class at Jumping International Mons riding the Kannan-son Paddock du Plessis HN. The 1.50 Grand Prix qualifier Prix Cleanbox was big enough, and in the end thirteen riders managed to produce clear rounds around the track set by Luc Musette moving on to the jump-off. Brazil's Alvaro de Miranda set an early target time at 40.02 riding AD Amigo B (Tadmus x Heartbreaker), after a blistering fast jump-off around the shortened seven fence track – and it looked very hard to beat.
Anciaume – who came in a few riders later – nevertheless managed to cut the time down to 38.99, using his stallion's huge gallop to his advantage. Taking all the risk to the final vertical, the French rider went flat out and still left it intact to take the lead and eventually the win as none of the remaining riders could catch him. The French were well represented, as Reynold Angot ended third on Opera des Loges (Fetiche du Pas x Double Espoir).
The 1.45 Prix La Deux went to Dutch rider Caroline Poels on the Andiamo Z-son Valley. Poels was over three seconds faster in the jump-off than Steve Guerdat aboard Kavalier (Kannan x Alligator Fontaine), and then followed Timothee Anciaume on Eros (Querlybet Hero x Forever).
Home rider Jerome Guery won the 1.40 speed class on So Fun de la Roque. In second followed Mark Armstrong on Balougio III, and then came another Belgian rider in third; Patrik Spits on Dolce Vita DH.
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