Epaillard goes for two in Mâcon! "Cancun has an incredible heart!"

Epaillard goes for two in Mâcon! "Cancun has an incredible heart!"

On Thursday, Julien Epaillard already topped the 1.50m CSI4* main class at the Jumping International Mâcon. On Saturday the French showjumping rider repeated his win with Cancun Torel Z (Cosinhus x Grannus).

Epaillard jumped to the win in 39.24 seconds, leaving compatriot, Lara Tryba aboard Die Hard of Roses Z (Diamant de Semilly) in the runner-up position. Jennifer Hochstadter followed in a third place with her trusted Tinka's hero Z (Tinka's Boy).

With the record time, but also one jumping fault, Turkey's Derin Demirsoy had to settle for a fourth spot. Together with O-Kannarok (Rock'n Roll Semilly), he advanced on Victor Bettendor and Simolo de la Roque Z (Spartacus).

"Cancun has an incredible heart," Epaillard said in a press release from Jumping International Mâcon Chaintré. "She is really a great mare who always does everything for her rider. She doesn't have the biggest stride, so the distances are generally more forward for me, which is advantageous in a jump-off. I thought the first round was very interesting for a 1.50m class the day before the Grand Prix, when we often have less experienced horses in the starting field. I am very happy with this weekend so far."