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Tobago Z and Caribis Z fourth in Global Champions Prague Playoffs!

17 / 12 / 2018
What an exciting denouement of the Global Champions Prague Playoffs! Riders, owners, spectators and sponsors were sitting on the edge of their seat at the O2 Arena in Prague. Everyone empathized with this sporting drama and you could cut the atmosphere with a knife.

In the Super GP, the 16 winners of the 2018 Longines Global Champion Tour legs participated. Uliano Vezzani built the courses of both rounds and it turned out to be anything but an easy job to clear these courses. Perhaps the impending € 1.25 million prize money also had something to do with it.

Edwina Tops Alexander was the only woman among the participants but she definitely held her ground. Together with California she took her third win in three weeks and so the first Super GP victory remains in-house. After the Rolex Top 10 final last week, Tobago Z (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Mr. Blue) and Daniel Deusser again finished just outside the top three. They are one of the most reliable combinations at the top, but in both rounds of the Super GP they added a regrettable dropdown. The top three ended with a total of four penalty points, the next three with eight. Daniel and Tobago Z set a super-fast second round, so they still secured fourth place and € 125.833!

Caribis Z (Caritano Z x Canabis Z) and Christian Ahlmann also earned big money in Prague, no less than € 182,825! In the Super Cup final, the teams of the Global Champion League competed for an extraordinary € 6.4 million. The Scandinavian Vikings, the team of Leopold van Asten, Evelina Tovek and Christian Ahlmann, finished in fourth place with a team total of 27 penalty points. In each round Caribis Z was the last starter of the team, so the pressure lied on the shoulders of Christian and Caribis Z. They combined the best team results with a bar in the first round and a time point in round two.

Additionally Melanie Gelin and the six-year-old Aganix du Seigneur Z daughter Attoucha Hero Z (sd: Diamant de Semilly) gained two third places at 1.35m level. The Czech Ondrej Zvara and Cardiff Dwerse Hagen (Conquest of Helle x Eoghan du Mervaux) jumped to a fourth and sixth place. Ivo Biessen also stayed completely clear with the seven-year-old Cendrillon du Ruisseau Z (Calvaro Z x Chellano Z). They were placed ninth and tenth.
 

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