If this week's CSI5* competition in Doha will be an indication of the next LGCT season, we can't wait for it to start. Tention was high today in the 1.55m main class. It seemed to turn out into an ex aequo victory, however as a twist Great-Britain's Scott Brash bested the time of Eduardo Alvarez Aznar and Henrik von Eckermann. As the cards seemed to be shuffled second but last rider, Julien Epaillard went under Brash' time, conquering the main class.
Julien Epaillard was the second but last rider at the start in Doha, setting the eventual record time of 33.41 seconds aboard Virtuose Champeix (Rubins des Bruyeres). Last rider at the start, Max Kühner did a great effort beating Epaillard's time, but had to settle as runner up with Elektric Blue P (Eldorado vd Zeshoek).
Great Britain's Scott Brash eventually completed the stage with his 11-year-old Stolzenberg-son, Hello Shelby.
The pair was followed by Eduardo Alvarez Aznar and Henrik von Eckermann, sharing the fourth place aboard Seringat (Chef Rouge) and Best Boy Z (Contagio).