Bertram Allen & GK Casper take Friday’s top prize in Doha

Wexford native Bertram Allen and the 11-year-old stallion GK Casper produced a stunning jump-off performance to win Friday’s feature competition at the five-star Global Champions Tour show at the Al Shaqab Arena in Doha, Qatar.

Sixteen horse and rider combinations went clear in the opening round to qualify for the jump-off.

The Irish rider and GK Casper went clear in a time of 33.75 seconds in the jump-off ensuring they claimed the top prize of €36,450.

Belgian Karel Cox and Dublin van Overis were runners-up in 34.07 seconds, while French rider Julien Epaillard and Usual Suspect d’Auge finished third in 34.12 seconds.

Doha is hosting the opening round of the 2019 Global Champions League and Longines Global Champions Tour this weekend.

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