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Aleš Opatrný won the Eliot Cup

The second complete show jumping season in Chuchle Arena Prague ended on the second weekend of October with the second running of the Eliot Cup. The competition is named after Eliot, the only Czech horse to win the Olympic Gold medal in show jumping with František Ventura on his back (1928). Interestingly enough, less than a year before the Tokyo Olympics, Aleš Opatrný, who has qualified for the Olympic show jumping in Japan, won the Eliot Cup this year.

Aleš Opatrný was the only rider to advance to the final part of the competition with two horses without any penalty points in Sunday's Eliot Cup. He repeated his clear round on Dukato VTH and mare Elegance 1 and took the first and second place with this pair of horses. Rudolf Doležal on Salana finished third, when he scored only two penalty points in the first round.

Jaroslav Jindra and Kigali also had a clear round in the final, but he carried four points from the beginning of the competition. If it weren't for them, he would have been the winner, as his time of 55.58 seconds was two tenths faster than the time of Opatrný on Dukato. (JM)