Grimaud, France – April 16, 2022 – Once again, a French rider did not disappoint the local fans on attendace at the Hubside Jumping de Grimaud. Julien Gonin (FRA) and Cymba galloped towards the gold in the €30,000 Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5* on Saturday during the second week of the Spring Series at the renowned venue.
Riding the 2012 bay Selle Français mare (Radieux x Adelfos), Gonin was both precise and fast, leaving all the poles up for no penalties before accelerating for a time of 37.16 seconds to claim the win in phase two of the 1.45m challenge.
Winners of the €25,500 Special Two-Phase Challenge CSI 5* the previous day, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) and Luigi d’Eclipse (Catoki x Calato) came close to scoring back-to-back victories, missing out by only less than three-tenths of a second, crossing the final timers in 37.45 seconds.
Olivier Perreau (FRA) and Bresil de Carnaval (Mylord Carthago*HN x Rosire) pranced and danced their way towards a podium finish, rounding out the top three after a penalty-free performance of 37.56 in the second phase.
Winner’s Circle – Julien Gonin (FRA)
“I have practice for several types of courses, so that Cymba would be calm and also to be able to aim for an event. Today, I imagined that we could perform in this event: the distances and the layout, everything was going well enough for us so I tried! As a result, I took a stride in almost all the lines, except the last for which I remained in a normal contract. The mare has a lot of amplitude and has the same tendency to improve in this exercise over time. Therefore, the weekend ends for Cymba on a good note.”
Final Results – €30,000 Hubside Special Two-Phase CSI 5*
1) Julien Gonin (FRA) & Cymba – 0 / 0 – 37.16
2) Marlon Modolo Zanotelli (BRA) & Luigi d’Eclipse – 0 / 0 – 37.45
3) Olivier Perreau (FRA) & Bresil de Carnaval – 0 / 0 – 37.56
Press Release: Source by Daniel Koroloff / Blizko Communication for Hubside Jumping
Photos: © Hubside Jumping / Sportfot
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