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Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch Prize to speedy Epaillard

Frenchman Julien Epaillard, number 3 in the world rankings, is undoubtedly the rider with the highest number of victories in the past year. But he is piling up the victories in 2023 as well. In the Gemeente 's-Hertogenbosch Prize, a 1.45m course against the clock, he rode the 10-year-old SF mare Dubai du Cedre clear in 53.87 seconds. "I have only been riding Dubai since the end of last year. She has a lot of quality and is extremely fast. On Saturday I will start her the 1.50m, the Audi Prize. She is evolving very well and I think she can grow into a Grand Prix horse in the future. I am super satisfied with this result because whether it is your first or your hundredth victory, you enjoy it just as much every time. On Sunday I will ride Donatello d'Auge in the Rolex Grand Prix.” Leopold van Asten finished a good second with VDL Groep Miss Untouchable in a time of 54.30 seconds. Epaillard's compatriot Simon Delestre came third with Tinka's Hero Z.