Duguet steals the Longines limelight in Helsinki
26 10 2015
An amazing round against the clock clinched victory for Switzerland’s Romain Duguet and Quorida de Treho at the second leg of the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2015/2016 Western European League in Helsinki, Finland today.
It seemed young British star, 19-year-old Jessica Mendoza, had maximum points in the bag when setting a super-fast target-time with Spirit T early in the 13-horse jump-off. But the Swiss pair galloped home 0.11 seconds quicker to nudge them down to second place ahead of 2014 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping champions Daniel Deusser and Cornet d'Amour from Germany in third.
Duguet’s fellow-countryman, and winner of the 2015 Longines Final, Steve Guerdat, slotted into fourth with his Olympic gold medal winning ride Nino des Buissonnets, while Germany’s Hans-Dieter Dreher (Embassy ll) and Marcus Ehning (Comme Il Faut) lined up fifth and sixth in the world-class field.
1 QUORIDA DE TREHO KANNAN 103AH04 SF Romain DUGUET SUI 0/0/36.85 35.000 €
2 SPIRIT T TORNADO 103KX42 A.E.S. Jessica MENDOZA GBR 0/0/36.96 28.000 €
3 CORNET D'AMOUR CORNET OBOLENSKY BEL42861 Westf. Daniel DEUSSER GER 0/0/37.13 21.000 €
4 NINO DES BUISSONNETS KANNAN FRA45550 SF Steve GUERDAT SUI 0/0/37.61 14.000 €
5 EMBASSY II ESCUDO I GER45772 Hann Hans-Dieter DREHER GER 0/0/37.65 9.800 €
15 GOLDEN HAWK VIGO D'ARSOUILLES 103LZ06 BWP Shane BREEN IRL 1 0 €
Source FEI news