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Kevin Staut with home win in Prix Salon du Cheval

Saturday, 05 December 2015
CSI5* Longines Masters of Paris 2015

Kevin Staut and For Joy van'T Zorgvliet HDC en route to victory in Paris. Photo (c) Sportfot.
Kevin Staut and For Joy van'T Zorgvliet HDC en route to victory in Paris. Photo (c) Sportfot.

Kevin Staut took a home win in Saturday's 'lunch' class at the Longines Masters of Paris on Saturday; the 1.45 Prix Salon du Cheval. The French rider was aboard For Joy van'T Zorgvliet HDC (For Pleasure x Heartbreaker), and produced a time of 38.15 seconds in the winning round. "Jean-Maurice Bonneau gave me a few tips for the jump-off, but I didn't watch the others go round as I didn't want to be tempted into going too fast,” explained Kevin after. 

However, For Joy is a naturally fast horse and with his usual precision and elegance Kevin rode a perfect jump-off while cheered on by the crowds - which put him ahead of the Olympic champion Steve Guerdat on Albfuehren's Happiness (Heartbeat x Lambrusco Ask) who was 0.15 seconds behind on the clock. Third place went to Thursday's winning pair Martin Fuchs and Uzo van het Hobos Z (Up to Date Miltoo x Chellano Z) who were 0.40 seconds behind Staut. 

The CSI2*/5* 1.45 class went to Swiss rider Jane Richard Philips on Zekina Z (Zandor Z x Carthago Z).

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Source: Press release from the Longines Masters of Paris

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