France’s Michel Hecart wins CSI5* Prize Amis du Champ de Mars in Paris…

ph. Stefano Grasso/LGCT

The very first class of the Longines Global Champions Tour Paris Eiffel Jumping presented by Gucci was won by Michel Hecart (FRA) and Nokia de Brekka who raced to victory to finish nearly two seconds ahead of the Alberto Michan Halbinger (MEX) in second with Carusso LS La Silla, and Luca Maria Moneta (ITA) with Neptune Brecourt in third. It was a very happy 4th of July for USA’s Georgina Bloomberg and Laura Kraut who finished 5th and 6th in the class on this traditional day of huge Independence Day celebration across the Atlantic.

Uliano Vezzani built a welcoming course to introduce the top international riders in the world to one of the most spectacular venues on the Tour. The course of fences included beautiful impressions of the Arc de Triomphe and Eiffel Tower, celebrating the iconic architecture of France as the Tour moves up from the stunning Cote d’Azur coastline of the last leg in Monaco to the imposing French capital. Following on from her fantastic Longines Pro Am win in Monaco, a very happy Charlotte Casiraghi won the invitational class following the CSI5* competition.

Ahead of tonight’s feature Prix du Qatar, all eyes are on the LGCT Championship top ranked riders to see who is hitting top form for this vital mid-season show. Ranking Leader Edwina Tops-Alexander (USA), 2nd placed Rolf-Goran Bengtsson (SWE), 3rd placed Bassem Hassan Mohammed and home rider Kevin Staut (FRA) in 4th are all in with a shot of taking the overall lead in tomorrow’s LGCT Paris Grand Prix.

Source: GCT

Class 01: Paris 2014 CSI5* 1.45 m

Two Phases Special: 2nd Phase Against the Clock
Start: 4 Jul 2014 9:00 am CEST

1. 81 Nokia de Brekka Hecart, Michel FRA 1650.00 EUR 0 penalties 32.47 sec
bay 13y.G /Quick Star SF/Apache d’Adriers/SF/FRA45677/ Ecurie Michel Hécart – J. phase 2
2. 124 Carusso LS La Silla Michan Halbinger, Alberto MEX 1000.00 EUR 0 penalties 34.10 sec
bay 12y.S /Montebello la Silla/Joost/SLS/MEX40260/ Club Hipico La Silla/Rolf-Göra phase 2
3. 84 Neptune Brecourt Moneta, Luca Maria ITA 750.00 EUR 0 penalties 34.80 sec
bay 13y.G /Cumano/kayack/SF/FRA46335/ az. agr. mastroeni nicoletta phase 2
4. 8 Quister de Guldenboom Richard Philips, Jane SUI 500.00 EUR 0 penalties 35.60 sec
chest 10y.G /Kannan/Eyken Des Fontenis/SF/103FJ37/ Philips-de-Vuyst Caroline phase 2
5. 147 Lilli Bloomberg, Georgina USA 300.00 EUR 0 penalties 37.79 sec
bay 10y.M /Lefevre/Diamir/BRAND/102VI16/ Gotham Enterprizes,Llc phase 2
6. 29 Andretti S Kraut, Laura USA 225.00 EUR 0 penalties 39.24 sec
chest 9y.G /Corland/Animo/KWPN/103WG35/ Stars And Stripes phase 2
7. 141 Zamora Schröder, Gerco NED 150.00 EUR 1 penalty 40.18 sec
bay 10y.M /Quasimodo Z/Nimmerdor/KWPN/103BZ45/ BWG Stables & Stal Thijssen B.V. phase 2
8. 133 Rahotep de Toscane Rozier, Philippe FRA 125.00 EUR 1 penalty 40.89 sec
grey 9y.G /Quidam de Revel/SF/103HI18/ Baillet Christian phase 2
9. 2 Safari D Auge Epaillard, Julien FRA 100.00 EUR 1 penalty 41.81 sec
bay 8y.G /Diamant de Semilly/103VQ92/ Hello Holdings,31 S.L.U phase 2
10. 100 Nice Stephanie Leprevost, Penelope FRA 100.00 EUR 1 penalty 42.01 sec
bay 10y.M /Cardento/Ralme Z/SWB/102WN98/ Madame Geneviève MEGRET phase 2
11. 114 Qlassic Bois Margot Delestre, Simon FRA 50.00 EUR 1 penalty 42.29 sec
black 10y.S /L’Arc de Triomphe/SF/102ZZ81/ Haras du Bois Margot phase 2
12. 10 Cornado NRW Ehning, Marcus GER 50.00 EUR 1 penalty 42.36 sec
grey 11y.S /Cornet Obolensky/Acobat/WESTF/GER45924/ Nordrhein-Westfälisches Landg phase 2