The podium for the Global Champions Tour event in St Tropez, which went to a six way jump-off ©Longines Global Champions Tour

France’s Julien Epaillard triumphed in a six strong jump-off to win the latest leg of equestrian’s Global Champions Tour in St Tropez.

Epaillard won at the Grand Prix of Ramatuelle onboard Donatello D’Auge, as he crossed the line in 38.40 seconds.

Epaillard secured his place at the Global Champions Tour Super Grand Prix in Prague courtesy of the victory.

In second place was Germany’s Christian Kukuk, riding Mumbai, in a time of 38.88.

The podium was completed by fellow Frenchman Simon Delestre, riding Dexter Fontenis Z, in 39.32.

There were two more clear rounds in the jump-off, with Belgium’s Olivier Philippaerts on H&M Legend of Love in fourth in 39.57, and Australian rider Edwina Tops-Alexander on Fellow Castlefield fifth in 39.84.

Britain’s Scott Brash, riding Hello Jefferson, completed the jump-off line-up and the pair made a flying start, but knocked over the last obstacle, meaning they finished sixth in 39.57, with four penalty points.

Reflecting on an emotional win on home soil Epaillard said: "Donatello has won two days here, and it is incredible to win here in front of a home crowd.

"This horse is just fantastic, the atmosphere at this show is amazing and this is one of my best victories I think.

"It’s not so easy to win a Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix so we work every day for this, so when this happens we can enjoy it."

Dutch rider Maikel Van Der Vleuten, who finished 11th in St Tropez continues to lead the overall standings with 135 points.

Abdel Saïd of Belgium, is second in the overall standings, after finishing seventh in St Tropez, on 109 points.

Kukuk is in third place overall with 102 points.

The next leg of the Global Champions Tour circuit is set to take place in Cannes, France, from June 8 to 10.