Longford-born Connell, who jumped Ireland's only double clear round in Saturday's Nations Cup competition, where the Irish squad finished second, was joined in the Grand Prix top ten by Galway's Jessica Burke, who slotted Gabriel Slattery Jr's into fourth, while Emma Smyth and Michael Duffy accounted for 10th and 11th place, respectively.
In the CSIP Grand Prix, only four riders made the jump-off. German Gina Sophia Giordani made a double clear round with two time penalties to take the win. French rider Eliott Thiennette with Moonlight Shadow was closest but one fence down put him into second place. Vincent Byrne (IRL) riding Fortview Master was third, and Cassandra Orschel (GER) finished fourth.
GRAND PRIX VILLE DE FONTAINEBLEAU
1) ESPRIT; GINA SOPHIA GIORDANI (GER) Faults 0.00/2.00 Time 56.58
2) MOONLIGHT SHADOW; ELIOTT THIENNETTE (FRA) Faults 0.00/4.00 Time 47.44
3) FORTVIEW MASTER (ISH); VINCENT BYRNE (IRL) Faults 0.00/4.00 Time 48.18
1) LANCELOT DES MARES; EVA TOURNAIRE (FRA) Faults 0.00 Time 25.42
2) MISS B; STEPHEN MOORE (IRL) Faults 0.00 Time 26.54
3) APRIL; STEFANIE CHRISTOPH (GER) Faults 0.00 Time 27.21
1) WILD AT HEART; KRISTINA WARG (SWE) Faults 0.00 Time 27.26
2) BEANN AILAINN (ISH); JESSICA BURKE (IRL) Faults 0.00 Time 27.93
3) QUINS; ALEXANDRA E SISSECK (DEN) Faults 0.00 Time 33.71