Saint-Tropez, France – June 19, 2021 – Julien Epaillard (FRA) and Solero MS soared to another victory during the Hubside Jumping’s second week of the Summer Series last Saturday, claiming top honors in the €30,000 Hubside Special Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5*.
The flying Frenchman and the 2006 chestnut Hanoverian gelding (Silvio I x Espri) advanced to and completed the 1.45m challenge without having any penalties attributed to them, securing the victory at the end of phase two in 34.78 seconds.
Darragh Kenny (IRL) showed consistency again aboard Scarlett du Sart Z (Stakkato x First Bride), completing the first section of the course flawlessly before proceeding to secured silver honors in 34.78 seconds.
The third spot on the podium was claimed by José María Jr. Larocca (ARG) aboard Diablo Blanco (Chacco-Blue x Cento), registering no penalties in both phases of the challenge and stopping the final timers in 34.87 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Julien Epaillard (FRA)
“Solero has done four courses in two weeks, he won all four! When Michel Hécart told me, he said to me” You’ll see, he’s a bit atypical horse but which doesn’t often score four points. “. He had not lied! He is really very efficient! Tomorrow, I will take out Safari in the 2* Grand Prix. For the 5* Grand Prix, I entered Usual but I will see the course: if it is too much. Big, I’ll think about it because the horse still has to run in Paris and Monaco. So I’ll even see if I think tomorrow’s Grand Prix can be a good preparation rather than jumping home next week.”
Final Results – €30,000 Hubside Special Two-Phase CSI 5*
1) Julien Epaillard (FRA) & Solero MS – 0 / 0 – 32.07
2) Darragh Kenny (IRL) & Scarlett du Sart Z – 0 / 0 – 34.78
3) José María Jr. Larocca (ARG) & Diablo Blanco – 0 / 0 – 34.87
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Source/Interview: Press Release by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping