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Delaveau and Leprevost close off fantastic French weekend in Bordeaux

Sunday, 07 February 2016
CSI5*-W Bordeaux 2016

Penelope Leprevost and Nice Stephanie concluded a great weekend in Bordeaux by winning the Land Rover Grand Prix. Photo (c) Christophe Bricot.
Penelope Leprevost and Nice Stephanie concluded a great weekend in Bordeaux by winning the Land Rover Grand Prix. Photo (c) Christophe Bricot.

An amazing weekend for the French riders at Jumping International de Bordeaux came to an end on Sunday, with another two home wins courtesy of Patrice Delaveau and Penelope Leprevost.

Penelope Leprevost, who won Friday’s 1.50 feature class, took her second win of the weekend aboard Nice Stephanie (Cardento x Ralme Z) when she went to the top in the 1.60 Land Rover Grand Prix on Sunday afternoon.

There were two ladies heading the Grand Prix, as 0.25 seconds separated Leprevost from Great Britain’s Laura Renwick on Bintang II (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Orlando). Belgium’s Jerome Guery recorded yet another top result with the 10-year-old super talent Grand Cru van de Rozenberg (Malito de Reves x Heartbreaker) to take third, a second behind Leprevost in the jump-off. Harrie Smolders and Emerald (Diamant De Semilly x Carthago) finished fourth and Marcus Ehning and Pret A Tout (Hiram Chambertin x Stew Boy) fifth.

“It’s been two years that I finished second in this Land Rover Grand Prix, and it was about time," smiled the winner after. "I owed my horse that much as they are also a partner of the class. Nice Stephanie is maybe one of the fastest mares in the world, she gave everything for this round, I felt she was in a winning spirit and I left anything aside. Right now she is going really well, she is confident, and yet she can still progress a lot. This course required a horse capable of making smaller strides and as this is her specialty, it certainly was an advantage this afternoon. "

It was quite a weekend for Haras des Coudrettes too, thanks to their two super star riders Kevin Staut and Patrice Delaveau. Today the latter won his third class of the weekend, increasing the number of victories for Haras des Coudrettes to four. Today it was Ornella Mail *HDC (Lando x Alligator Fontaine), winner in the opening five-star class on Friday, who sealed the deal for Delaveau in the 1.50 Longines Ranking class.

“It’s the first time that I win three times in Bordeaux, but actually, I would have definitely trade two of my wins in the medium classes against one in a big one,” Patrice smiled after.

Second in the Prix Casino Theatre Barriere Bordeaux was Belgium’s Jerome Guery, on Ginnis van't Geyzeven (Cicero Z x Heureka de la Loge). Third place went to Spain’s Sergio Alvarez Moya on Iron Man (Chatman x Capitol).

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