Doha, Qatar – February 27, 2021 – Besides the €410,000 Commercial Bank Grand Prix CSI 5*, presented by Longines, the final day of the 2021 Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab 5* also featured another five-star class. After winning the €25,400 Two-Phase Special Class CSI 5* on the first day of competition there, Julien Epaillard (FRA) and Safari d’ Auge jumped to the top spot once again.
The Frenchman guided the 15-year-old bay Selle Français mare (Diamant de Semilly x Marquise du Grimeux) flawlessly throughout the course, registering no penalties and a blazing time of 67.99 seconds for the win.
Eduardo Álvarez (ESP) and Legend (Ogano Sitte x Nabab de Reve) claimed second place after a clean effort in 70.53 seconds.
Maikel Van Der Vleuten (NED) and Kamara v’ant Heike (Epleaser van’t Heike x Cartha) also had no penalties attributed to them, rounding out the winners’ podium with a time of 72.25 seconds.
Final Results – €25,400 Speed & Handiness Challenge CSI 5* 1.45m
1) Julien Epaillard (FRA) & Safari d’Auge – 0 – 67.99
2) Eduardo Alvarez Aznar (ESP) & Legend – 0 – 70.53
3) Maikel van der Vleuten (NED) & Kamara van’t Heike – 0 – 72.25
Source: Press release by Ridwaan Bawa / Gema Advertising for Al Shaqab Events
Photos: © CHI Al Shaqab / Stefano Grasso