The 11th stage Global Champions League took place in London at the prestigious Royal Hospital Chelsea with Stockholm Hearts powered by H&M looking to extend their healthy lead at the top of the championship. In this episode of The Insider, hosts Marc Lewis and Frederik De Backer look at the failure of Hearts, the performance of Berlin Eagles powered by Fundis Richsport, great individual performances and this week's Star Jumper nominees.
The refusal of Lily Atwood in Round One blew the championship wide open. De Backer: "It is unravelling, evaporating for Hearts. No one could've predicted that this would happen."
Olivier Philippaerts: "Unfortunately we didn't have a great week. Lily had an unfortunate round on the first day. It's been very costly, we have to make sure it does not happen again."
The Berlin Eagles jumped a double clear to win in London, something that pleased Philip Weishaupt: "Our goal is to win the championship. We want to bring our best horses to the next stages and catch the Stockholm Hearts."
Michael G Duffy produced his first clear and double clear of the 2022 season with Miami Celtics. The Irishman was full of praise for his horse: "He's still only a nine year old horse, still inexperienced at this level. I'm really happy to have a result like that with him."
This week's three Star Jumper nominees were also unveiled for standout moments and performances this weekend:
Mike Kawai and Daniel Deusser
New York Empire
The GCL next moves to Valkenswaard for Round 12 from August 26th - 28th. To find out more about the Global Champions League, watch this week's episode of The Insider on GCTV!
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