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Calimero and Marc just miss the jump-off in difficult Dutch Masters’ Grand Prix
The world class field had a difficult afternoon in the Rolex Grand Prix of The Dutch Masters, part of the prestigious Rolex Grand Slam. Only five combinations were able to stay clear in Louis Konickx’ course and what a pity Sterrehof’s Calimero and Marc just missed their chance to join them in the jump-off. Calimero once again delivered an impressive performance. He didn’t touch a rail but a small interruption between the fences was responsible for a single time penalty at the end. Marc said about it: ‘Calimero lost his balance in the turn after the triple combination. It didn’t take long to get the rhythm back, but in a course with such a short time allowed it was already too much. Such a shame. Calimero jumped fantastic. And it was big for sure but no killer course. Louis had done an excellent job!’
For the third year in a row Calimero didn’t make jumping fault in the first round of the Rolex Grand Prix of ‘s-Hertogenbosch. He even finished third in 2017, became eleventh in 2018 and now clinched a seventh place.
Sterrehof’s Edinus also won a price on the final day. He and Marc stayed clear in a 1.45m accumulator class and finished eleventh. On Friday Edinus had already been clear in the City of ‘s-Hertogenbosch Prize and on Saturday a regretful jumping fault and a time penalty followed in the 1.55m Audi Prize. Marc: ‘That was really bad luck. Edinus has done an excellent job, every day. He is such a good horse and so useful next to Calimero.’