They were certainly among the favorites of this difficult Masters Two Land Rover Grand Prix. Nonetheless, putting in a double clear at such a fast pace we no mean feat. Cheered on by the home crowd, Thierry Rozier and his mare Star delivered beautifully. Stopping the clock at an amazing 31’’63, the pair didn't give the rest of the field the merest chance to catch them.
"Star was a bit spooky at the beginning of the week-end but relaxed as the days passed. When I rode her first thing this morning, I told my groom Virginie that the mare felt on top form. The friends I met kept telling me that we were hot favorites... but faults happen all too easily" said the French rider. 'Winning here, at the Longines Masters of Paris is a huge pleasure, first of all for my mare but also for Christophe Ameeuw, his team and the audience. Paris is my city. Finishing the year on such a good note is a fantastic boost" he added all smiles.
Thierry Rozier wins ahead of an all-female quintet. Britain's Louise Simpson takes second on Calvaro's Up To Date (0/0 34’’21) with the USA's Bliss Heers hot on her heels on Antidote de Mars (0/0 34’26). Then comes a French contingent of Delphine Perez on Untouchable Gips, Caroline Nicolas on Alias Watch and Marie Pellegrin on Alcazar du Moulin. Thanks to a couple of victories and several placings, the latter also clinches the title of Best rider of the Masters Two, thus taking home a Stephex Horsetrucks STX 2 Horses light-duty vehicle.