Sweden’s Baryard-Johnsson and H&M Tornesch won the Paris CSI5* 1.45M today with no faults in a time of 40.29 seconds.
"Normally I never try to win the first class of a competition, especially with my best horse, Tornesch. But then I was second last to go and I saw I had a chance to win. I know I have a fast horse and I could have nice quiet run without taking any inside turns and just let him move a bit and with the feeling I have I knew I could win." Although Tornesch is the best horse in Malin's stable today, we will not be seeing him in the Grand Prix on Sunday: "This is his first competition after a winter break when he was breeding. So, he's gradually getting back into competition so he can do the whole outdoor season and then the Olympics. The Saut Hermès at the Grand Palais is a fantastic show and winning the Grand Prix here is a great competition to win, but since this is his first show back he will not be doing the Grand Prix. He will be doing the second classes and I will be riding my chestnut (Rêveur de Hurtebise) for the big events and so in the Grand Prix. He is also a very good horse and had a great season and qualified for the World Cup finals. So, maybe it’s not my best horse but I'll still be doing my best to win on Sunday."
Edwina Tops-Alexander from Australia came in second with the super little guy, Cevo Itot du Château who were very close behind with no faults in a time of 40.76 seconds.
In third place was Switzerland's Pius Schwizer and Carlina who had no faults in a time of 44.96 seconds.
There were 34 starters.
Full results for the Paris CSI5* 1.45M