Gregory Wathelet won the most important class in Paris.

An amazing week ended yesterday with a win for Gregory Wathelet and Eldorado vh Vijverhof (Thunder vd Zuuthoeve) in the Longines Grand Prix of Paris.

A very technical and big track designed by Uliano Vezzani, saw only eight riders qualify for the jump off were all eyes were riveted towards Daniel Deusser and Equita vh Zorgvliet (Cassini I), winners of the Longines Grand Prix in Los Angeles earlier this season and were in for a 500’000€ bonus in case of winning yesterday.

With John Whitaker and Ornellaia in the lead, Gregory Wathelet started his jump off round at full speed and crossed the timers faultsfree in 41’86 to take the lead, and eventually the win as no other rider could be as fast.

Ireland’s Bertram Allen in the saddle of his talented 9 years old stallion, Hector vd Abdijhoeve (Cabrio vd Heffinck) tried hard but finally settled for a wonderful runner up position with their time of 42’08 while Daniel Deusser and Equita vh Zorgvliet, lost their bonus but took a nice 3rd place on the podium in Paris.