Bosty strikes a win in the Massimo Dutti Trophy
Popular French rider Roger Yves Bost broke through for a win in today’s Massimo Dutti Trophy, 1m45 Against the Clock.
Riding 11 year-old gelding Record d’Oreal, Bost recorded a time of 54.87 sec to snare victory much to the delight of the crowd who have become big fans of the champion rider since he first began competing at the Longines Masters of Hong Kong four years ago.
“I like coming to Hong Kong and it is great to get a win today,” Bost said.
Later today Bost will compete in the Longines Grand Prix on Sangria du Coty.
In the Massimo Dutti Trophy he defeated Switzerland’s Pius Schwizer (55.59 sec). Shwizer has had an outstanding show so far without winning. Last night he placed third in the Longines Speed Challenge behind Ireland’s Betram Allen and earlier that day he was second in the Airbus Trophy won by British legend John Whitaker.
Shwizer will be hoping to break through for a much deserved first win of the show in today’s Longines Grand Prix aboard PSG Future. Based on his current strong form, many believe he has a strong chance of winning the feature event of the Longines Masters of Hong Kong.
Current FEI World Number 2 Simon Delestre finished third in today’s Massimo Dutti Trophy riding Stardust Quinhon. If he manages to win today’s Longines Grand Prix there is a possibility he will become number 1. At the Longines Masters of Paris in December he finished second in the Longines Grand Prix to Patrice Delaveau.