SKIPPING the five-star Dublin Horse Show after dominating last year, Italian superstar Lorenzo de Luca headed to the Global Champions Tour in Valkenswaard, The Netherlands, where he won the GCT Grand Prix on Saturday night with Stephex Stables’ Ensor de Litrange LXII.

Eight riders made it through to the timed round. Rain poured down at Jan Tops’ home venue but the footing remained perfect as two weeks previously, Tops had replaced the magnificent grass arena with sand.