The British Nations Cup rider is among the quickest speed class exponents on show jumping’s world circuit, and he underlined his quality by romping to victory on 14-year-old chestnut gelding Casper de Muze.
Despite being drawn early to go around a testing track, Guy’s time of 56.46 seconds proved almost six second faster than anyone else, with Belgium’s Jos Verlooy finishing second on Balloon and Phillip Miller taking third aboard Da Vinci.
“I seem to go well in the speed classes,” said Guy, who moved with his wife and children from their home in Kent to last year to be based near Deauville in northern France. “I was early to go, and I didn’t take any chances, but some classes can go your way like that. I live in France, but I enjoy coming back to England. I’m still a Kent lad, and I like winning on my own territory, so I try a little bit harder when I come home, to be honest.