Grimaud, France – September 25, 2021 – The World n°5, Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA), brilliantly honored Brazil in the Hubside Jumping Grimaud – Golfe de St Tropez arena by winning two consecutive classes with each of his two grey horses. Firstly, with Chili in the CSI 2*, and then continued his winning streak by claiming the major class of the day, the CSI5* 1.50m Grand Prix, riding his son of Chacco Blue, the stallion Cartaro 2.
Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA) won the top class on this Saturday 25th of September, the €51,400 Hubside Jump-off Challenge CSI 5*. Brazil’s Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA), individual and team champion at the last Pan-American Games (2019 in Lima) gave the other competitors no chance with Cartaro 2. Of the 29 starters, 11 found the key to successfully clearing the 13 obstacles and 16 jumping efforts offered by course designer Cédric Longis (FRA), thus qualifying for the jump-off.
The Brazilian and the 2010 grey Oldenburg stallion (Carinue x Chacco Blue) before last to start this second stage, the pair, who set off at a good tempo, settled matters by crossing the finishing line 36.77 seconds.
Great Britain’s Guy Williams (GBR) and Cicero II were the last ones to go in the jump-off, giving everything in order to try and catch Zanotelli. Howevery, they had to settle for second, completing their penalty-free jump-off effort in 37.77 seconds.
Third place was claimed by France’s Simon Delestre (FRA) with I Amelusina R 51, registering no penalties and a time of 38.81 seconds in the tiebreaker.
Winner’s Circle – Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA)
“The show here is incredible. The organising team and Sadri Fegaier have been doing a superb job for several years, especially during the pandemic when they were a great help to us because we were able to compete at Grimaud. Cartaro is a fantastic horse, I’m very lucky to have him. This is our 4th or 5th show together and each time he’s been placed. He was 2nd in our last Grand Prix at Opglabeek, 2nd in Valkenswaard and he won a class in Knokke, he’s really consistent. I’m even happier because it’s our first 5*. The first round was tricky, but the jump-off was even more so, with a double of uprights, which always causes faults, however, he’s so respectful and fast that’s it wasn’t a problem for us. I didn’t look too much at what the other competitors did before me but Jean Maurice Bonneau (Brazil’s former chef d’équipe) told me, before entering the ring, that in the last line it was possible to do 8 strides instead of 9. That’s what I did, and we won! ”
Final Results – €51,400 Hubside Jump-Off CSI 5*
1) Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) & Cartaro 2 – 0 / 0 – 36.77
2) Guy Williams (GBR) & Cicero II – 0 / 0 – 37.77
3) Simon Delestre (FRA) & I Amelusina R 51 – 0 / 0 – 38.81
Source: Press Release from Anchor Equitation for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Sportfot