Unstoppable Harrie Smolders wins Grand Prix Land Rover in Bordeaux.



Harrie Smolders is unstoppable and following his major win on Friday with Zinius in Bordeaux, the Dutch star claimed the 1’60m Grand Prix Land Rover in the saddle of his fabulous stallion, Emerald NOP (Diamant de Semilly).
A long list of 14 riders qualified for the jump off where home hero Simon Delestre and Gain Line (Stolzenberg) looked like they would claim the win with their double clear in 34’60. But a couple of horses later, Jur Vrieling and VDL Glasgow vh Merelsnest NOP (Nabab De Reve) took over the lead with a time of 33’62. But it was finally his fellow countryman, Harrie Smolders and Emerald, who’s back on top form after a little break from competition, who would claim the win as they blazed the timers in 33’06 as last to go.