Ben Maher jumps into third on the final day at the Global Champions tour of Paris


Ben Maher jumped into third in the final 5* class of the Longines Global Champions tour of Paris with Quilata.

Eleven of the 46 starters posted initial clears to make their way to the jump-off in the 1.50/1.55m, with the Quidam De Revel 13-year-old skilfully guided into third by Ben to finish 0.48 sec in arrears. Italy’s speedy pair Lorenzo de Luca and Halifax Van Het Kliuzebos took victory over France’s popular Roger Yves Bost on Sydney Une Prince.

Claire Beecroft topped the 1* 1.30m with the 11-year-old Lord Z daughter Vanda Cartier. The pair headed a hotly-contended 13-horse jump-off with 0.23 sec to spare.

Claire’s sister Imogen Beecroft was out to match her victory, but ended up claiming second in the 1.15m on the Ontario nine-year-old Roscoe’s Amour. Seven tackled the jump-off but only one double clear was produced, France’s Claire Chaix taking the top spot on King Edward. Imogen had gone all out for the win to beat the time by almost 10 sec, but a pole on the floor dropped her to second.

One time fault prevented Henry Truelove from accessing the seven-strong jump-off of the 1* 1.40m with the nine-year-old Colanda Z (Cicero Z/Chellano Z), and the pair had to settle for ninth spot.

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