Brash warms up nicely for 2015 LGCT final.
It’s all go in Doha, Qatar where two of the title pretenders for the 2015 Longines Global Champions Tour have laid down a strong marker ahead of the grand finale.
Brash sent a message to the rest of the competition by winning yesterday’s trial over 1.50m/1.55m with the Oldenburg gelding Hello Forever (For Pleasure).
Following behind in second we find Rolf-Goran Bengtsson with Clarimo Ask (Clearway). The Swedish rider, like Brash, is also in line for the 2015 LGCT crown.
Third place meanwhile in the 1.50m/1.55m competition went to Germany’s Marco Kutscher with the promising 11 year-old stallion Balermo (Baloubet du Rouet).
As for Italy’s representative, Francesco Franco rode to fourth place with Banca Popolare di Bari Cassandra (Cashandcarry). The rest of the top-ten was as follows:
5th Carlos Lopez COL Prince de la Mare
6th Gregory Wathelet BEL Egano van het Slogenhof
7th Al Emadi Khalid Mohammed AS
8th Al Duhami Hamad Ramzy
9th Ondrej Zvara CZE Cento Lano
10th John Whitaker GBR Ornellaia
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With that competition out of the way, the entire focus is on the 2015 LGCT final which gets going at 17.15. A reminder that the second round can be seen live on Eurosport.
Photo: Stefano Grasso/LGCT