Simon Delestre and his unbelievable speed mare Orphée de l’Illon were victorious once more. It had been legitimate of Philippe Rozier, who started 13th, to believe in his luck after an incredibly fast course with Idéal de Roy, who already has innumerable international victories. This was before the performance of the electrifying mare of the Lorraine rider.
Supported by the Bordeaux audience, Simon Delestre improved the time of his fellow countryman by 18 hundredths, a mighty deed! The French number two, having been victorious on this course a year before, didn’t hide his satisfaction as he was leaving the arena: “In the past year, Orphée won about 12 to 15 competitions that all counted for the ranking list. She’s a hyper competitive mare who barely finishes second when she makes a clear round. Ideal, the horse of Philippe Rozier is also very fast, and it was an additional challenge for me to seek the victory.”
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