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Marc Dilasser and Arioto du Gevres win Friday's feature class at Hubside Jumping Valence

Saturday, 21 August 2021
CSI5* Hubside Jumping Valence 2021

Photo © Sportfot/Hubside Jumping Marc Dilasser and Arioto du Gevres. Photo © Sportfot/Hubside Jumping.


Edited press release from Hubside Jumping Valence



There was great sport last night at Hubside Jumping Valence, and no less than eighteen of the 33 horse-and-rider combinations in the CSI5* 1.55m class made it to the jump-off. Discreet but effective, French rider Marc Dilasser and Arioto du Gevres (Diamant de Semilly x Qualisco III) brought the win home for the host nation. 

With eighteen in the jump-off, the riders had to take all the risks to try to beat the time of Mark McAuley (IRL) – the first rider to deliver a double clear round with Cap West (Chacco Blue x Hors La Loi II) in 43.52 seconds. The French riders Olivier Perreau on GL Events Venizia d'Aiguilly (Diamant de Semilly x Quick Star) (5 th) and Alexa Ferrer on Uranie de Belcour (Flipper D’Elle*Hn* x Diamant de Semilly) (4 th), the British legend John Whitaker on Unick du Francport (Zandor x Helios de La Cour II) (3 rd), the Colombian Carlos Lopez on G & C Arrayan (Baloubet du Rouet x Grannus) (2 nd) and the Belgian Pieter Clemens on Icarus (Querlybet Hero x Skippy II) (6 th) all succeeded but eventually it was Marc Dilasser and his fabulous Arioto du Gevres who snatched the victory at the end of the intense jump-off with a time of 39.10 seconds. 

"Whatever the number of starters, a 5* jump-off is quick," Dilasser commented after. "Today, even if there had only been eight in the jump-off, I would have started at the same pace because anyway, in the end, you have to be fast to win. This victory with Arioto du Gevres is good, recently he has been jumping very well but I often made a small mistake. The victory is also good for my team, that works very hard, and for my owners who are passionate and want to keep their horse so that we can do the sport. On Sunday, I will ride him in the Grand Prix."

Earlier in the evening, Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) and Carlotta 232 (Chaccomo x Cento) won the CSI5* 1.50m two-phase class by 0.19 seconds. Nicolas Delmotte (FRA) followed in runner-up position with Citadin du Chatellier (L'Arc de Triomphe*Bois Margot x Diamant de Semilly) while third place went to Roger Yves Bost on Ballerine du Vilpion (Baloubet du Rouet x Quidam de Revel).


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