Olympia Horse Show: Scott Brash second behind Julien Epaillard

Julien Epaillard of France wins at Olympia
Epaillard was one of only four of the 36 riders to go clear at the punishing Olympia lay-out

Frenchman Julien Epaillard denied Britain's Scott Brash a second successive victory in the show jumping World Cup at the Olympia Horse Show.

Four riders went clear to set up a jump-off, which Brash briefly led by clocking 37.34 seconds on Ursula XII.

But Epaillard, riding last, took Toupie de la Roque round in 36.91 to win leg eight of the Western European League.

British riders William Whitaker and Laura Renwick finished eighth and 15th respectively after one fault apiece.

Thirteen nationalities were represented among the field of 36, many of whom found the tight angles of the course difficult to negotiate.

Swede Peder Fredricson, on H&M Christian K, was first to go clear - in 68.29 - then clocked 41.34 on the revised jump-off course.

Australia's Edwina Tops-Alexander then followed her 69.94 on Inca Boy van T Vianahof with a 41.05 to top the leaderboard.

But, despite clipping the top pole of the final obstacle, 2016 winner Brash took the lead with just Epaillard left to jump.

The Frenchman made it a clean sweep of clear rounds in the jump-off to take the title.

Where did the British riders finish?

2) Scott Brash (Ursula XII) - clear in first round, beaten in jump-off)

8) William Whitaker (Fandago) - 4 penalties

15) Laura Renwick (Top Dollar VI) - 4 penalties

26) William Funnell (Billy McCain) - 12 penalties

29) Amanda Derbyshire (Luibanta BH) - 12 penalties

30) Michael Whitaker (Calisto Blue) - refusal and 12 penalties

34) Guy Williams (Rouge de Ravel) - 20 penalties

35) Ben Maher (Don Vito) - 20 penalties

36) Robert Smith (Ilton) - 21 penalties

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