Grimaud, France – April 15, 2022 – Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA) is known for his riding abilities and the Brazilian showcased another aspect of his greatness yesterday at the Hubside Jumping de Grimaud. Once again, Zanotelli put on a riding clinic before the French spectators, not only his impecable form but also blazing speed aboard Luigi d’Eclipse to win the €25,500 Hubside Special Two-Phase CSI 5*.
The Brazilian and the 2011 bay Belgian Warmblood stallion (Catoki x Calato) left the rest of the competitors in the dust, advancing to and completing the second phase of the challenge without having any penalties attributed to them, crossing the final timers in 38,02 seconds, over a second fast the next combination.
Kevin Jochems (NED) and Cornetboy (Cornet’s Stern x Colander) were the closest ones, earning silver honors in 39.26 seconds.
To the delight of French fans, the host nation was represented on the podium by Mathieu Billot (FRA), who rode H (C Indoctro x Emilion) towards bronze honors, registering a clean performance all the way to the wire before being timed in 39.36 seconds.
Winner’s Circle – Marlon Módolo Zanotelli (BRA)
“I’m very happy with Luigi d’Eclipse, who did a great job this weekend. He jumped well yesterday, and came out of the major event with four penalty points. We had better luck today (smiles) He’s been jumping really well so far: I had seen Kevin Jochems’ (NED) very fast run and knew I’d manage to take one stride after the triple, and one at the end of the run. very simple with Luigi, who is very attentive and with whom I do a little what I want. In the Grand Prix on Sunday, however, I will be associated with VDL Edgar M, who jumped very well today: we overturn the first obstacle of the major event, by my fault, but the feeling remains excellent.”
Final Results – €25,500 Hubside Special Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5*
1) Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) & Luigi d’Eclipse – 0 / 0 – 38.02
2) Kevin Jochems (NED) & Cornetboy – 0 / 0 – 39.26
3) Mathieu Billot (FRA) & H – 0 / 0 – 39.36
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Interview: Press Release by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photo: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot