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Leopold van Asten is untouchable at the Longines Masters of Paris

Saturday, 02 December 2017
CSI5* Longines Masters of Paris 2017

Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle Leopold van Asten and VDL Groep Miss Untouchable won Saturday's 1.50m class in Paris. Photo (c) Tiffany Van Halle.

They came close in yesterday's Speed Challenge, but today it lasted all the way for Leopold van Asten and VDL Groep Miss Untouchable (Chacco-Blue x Aldatus) in the CSI5* Salon du Cheval/Ceneca Trophy at the Longines Masters of Paris. 

The 1.50m class had 24 riders in it, and nine of them jumped clear over the first-round track to move on to the jump-off. There it was the Dutch rider and the 10-year-old mare that were the fastest to stop the clock at 32.05 seconds – by far the quickest time of the competition. 

Two home riders finished in second and third, much to the delight of the home crowds: Alexandra Paillot on Polias de Blondel (Desir du Chateau x Souviens Toi III) were runners-up with their time of 34.17, while Nicolas Delmotte and Urvoso du Roch (Nervoso SF x Grand d'Escla) took third after crossing the finish line in 34.51 seconds. 

Van Asten's compatriot Maikel van der Vleuten ended fourth on VDL Groep Arera C (Indoctro x Voltaire), while Germany's Daniel Deusser was fifth on Tobago Z (Tangelo v. Zuuthoeve x Mr Blue). 


Text © World of Showjumping // Picture © Tiffany Van Halle

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