CSI 2*

Louise Whitaker & Ruby VIII Sparkle in €24,700 Super Cup Grand Prix CSI 2* at Brussels Stephex Masters

2018.09.03.99.99 Stephex Masters CSI 2 GP De Greef Louise Whitaker & Ruby VIII Scoopdyga PC

Great Britain’s Louise Whitaker (GBR) and the 11-year-old mare Ruby VIII (Balou du Rouet x Adieu Z) posted one of only two double clear rounds in Saturday’s €24,700 Super Cup Grand Prix CSI 2*, presented by Maison De Greef, to take the top honours and important world ranking points.

With only two of the 39-horse-and-rider combinations in this 1.45m Grand Prix managing to produce clears over the first-round track, it was a real duel in the jump-off. And, it was a close race as only 0.21 seconds separated Whitaker from Brazilian runner-up João Victor Castro (BRA) on Sir Landal Joter (Singular Joter x Landadel) – both posting clear rounds against the clock.

Dimitry Noterman (BEL) and Bacardi-Rhum de Muze (Kannan x Darco) finished third with the fastest round of those on four faults in round one, then followed his compatriots Olivier Vanderhasselt (BEL) and Tatiana Troiani (BEL) in fourth and fifth.

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Source: Press release by Brussels Stephex Masters

Photo: © Brussels Stephex Masters / Scoopdyga by Pierre Costabadie