Gregory Cottard on top on day one at Paris.

The French squad was on form during yesterday’s first 5* competition at CSI5* Longines Masters of Paris with four riders in the top five. The french runner up at the national championships, Gregory Cottard in the sadddle of Regate D’Aure (Robin II Z) showed a class of his own as he claimed the win with a time of 58’26. USA’s Lauren Hough and Quantas 15 (Quintero) took runner up position while Alexandra Paillot and her speedy Tonio La Goutelle (Ogrion des Champs) completed the first podium at the 2017 Longines Masters of Paris.