CSI 5*

Denis Lynch & Cornets Iberio Lead the Pack in Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5* at Al Shaqab

Doha, Qatar – February 24, 2022 – Denis Lynch (IRL) dashed to victory on the opening day of the 2022 Commercial Bank CHI Al Shaqab in the Qatari capital. The Irishman teamed up with Cornet’s Iberio to claim top honors in the €25,755 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5*on Thursday at the stuning Al Shaqab.

Lynch and the 10-year-old grey Hanoverian gelding (Cornet Obolensky x Charlottenhof’s Iberio) cruised through the first section of the 1.45m before turning on the afterburner in the second phase to win in 32.09 seconds.

The class had an unsual result since two combinations split second-place honors. Geir Gulliksen (NOR) and VDL Groep Quatro (Quaprice Bois Margot x Caletto I) and Simon Delestre (FRA) on Dexter Fornteis Z (Diarado x Voltaire) were both clean all the way to the wire and registered the same final, resulting in a tie.

Final Results – €25,755 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5*

1) Denis Lynch (IRL) & Cornets Iberio – 0 / 32.09 

2) Geir Gulliksen (NOR) & VDL Groep Quatro – 0 / 32.96

2) Simon Delestre (FRA) & Dexter Fontenis Z – 0 / 32.96

4) Kevin Staut (FRA) & Tolede de Mescam Harcour – 0 / 33.06

Source: Press Release by Ridwan Baawa / Gem Advertising for CHI Al Shaqab

Photo: © CHI Al Shaqab / Stefano Grasso