Scott Brash is the Prince of Monaco
Scott Brash (GBR) with Hello M’Lady won last Saturday the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix Du Prince De Monaco, ahead of his famed compatriot John Whitaker with Argento.
The Number 1 in the World won the Grand Prix in spectacular style with Hello M'Lady after an incredible jump-off featuring many of the very best horses and riders in the world. John Whitaker (GBR) came a close second with his effortlessly agile Argento, the bay stallion galloping to the fences and giving everything in front of the packed grandstands. Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) kept up his streak of success, riding Admara 2 home in third place.
The unbeatable Number 1 in the World also took the win for the CSI5* Prix Sapinda class ahead of Saturday's Grand Prix of Monaco riding Hello Annie clear almost two seconds ahead of his compatriot John Whitaker (GBR) who delivered another fast round with his talented mare Ornellaia. The Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Monaco was the first win for the nine year old mare Hello M'Lady, who's athletic ability shone during this intense battle, earning her place as a strong back up to Hello Sanctos, Scott's number one ride. The co-owners of Scott's horses, Lord and Lady Harris, were in attendance to witness their super mare showcase her skills under Scott's careful guidance.
Scott has now closed the gap to just 36 points behind ranking leader Luciana Diniz (POR) who now has 181 points. Rolf-Göran Bengtsson (SWE) is now in third place on 128 points, and Sheikh Ali Bin Khalid Al Thani (QAT) moves up to 4th with 123 points. Next week the Tour moves to Paris, where the top riders in the world will descend on the incredible venue at the Eiffel Tower; as the world's premier show jumping circuit passes the halfway stage.