Grimaud, France – June 01, 2019 – Marc Dilasser (FRA) and Cliffton Belesbat won the €25,000 Small Grand Prix CSI 4* yesterday during the Hubside Jumping CSI 4*/2* in Grimaud, France.
Twenty-five combinations entered the ring but only eight of them managed to get clear all the 1.45m 13-goal and 16-effort obstacles set on Andrea Colombo‘s course in the first round, qualifying for the jump-off.
“The first two went very fast, and anyway, Edward Levy and Starlette de la Roque were always fast, Emma Augier de Moussac had managed to go faster so I had no choice. I felt that I needed to insure the last one, so I risked doing this but I thought it was better to avoid the four points and Cliffton was very fast in the turns and my tracks were all within the footsteps of others, and I think that’s why we managed to win, “said the Frenchman after his victory.
The Frenchm and and the 12-year-old bay Dutch Warmblood gelding (Clinton x Halando II vd Watering) used tight the turns before taking the time to secure the last obstacle before and secure the victory flawlessly in 39.33 seconds.
Emma Augier de Moussac (CZE) and J.C.S. Chacco Dia (Diarado x Chacco Blue) also had two impecable performances, completing their second run in 39.41 seconds for silver honors.
Edward Levy (FRA) and Starlette de La Roque (Jumpy des Fontaines x Kannan) were just over two-tenths of a second slower than the latter two, finishing third in 39.63 seconds.
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Source: Press release by Eloise Lepine / Blitzko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photo: © Hubside Jumping / Marco Villanti
Categories: CSI 4*