Julien Epaillard wins the Longines FEI World Cup in Madrid

Julien Epaillard wins the Longines FEI World Cup in Madrid

French rider Julien Epaillard claims victory in the Madrid World Cup! With his ten-year-old gelding Billabong du Roumois (by Mylord Carthago) he rode a very fast round in the Jump-Off and recorded a time of 41.24 seconds. It turned out to be a very difficult task to record a clear round in this 1.60m World Cup. Out of the total of 40 riders on the starting list, only six managed to stay clear and qualify for the Jump-Off. Besides Epaillard, only two other riders managed to stay clear in the second phase. 

David Will took the second place for his account. With the thirteen-yea-old C Vier (by Cardento 933) he rode over the finish line in 42.71 seconds. Irishman Denis Lynch and GC Chopin's Bushi (by Contendro II) rode to a third place on the stage with a time of 42.87 seconds.  

Marcus Ehning and Stargold (by Stakkato Gold) rode the fastest Jump-Off out of all the other riders. Unfortunately the pair saw a pole fall to the ground and thus had to settle for fourth place. The Swede Douglas Lindelöw rode his gelding Casquo Blue (by Chacco-Blue) in a time of 43.34 seconds to a fifth place. They too, had to record four penalty points in the Jump-Off. 

Max Küher and nine-year-old Eic Coriolis des Isles (by Zandor) managed to keep the zero in the first phase but not in the Jump-Off. The pair recorded a time of 45.25 seconds and ended up in sixth place. 

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