At the first qualifier of the Sires of the World in Zangersheide it was the 14-year-old Baloubet du Rouet-son, Billy King who jumped to victory with Harrie Wiering in the saddle.
The pair speeded to victory in 67,61 seconds. The combination stayed ahead of Dimitry Noterman and his 16-year-old Kannan-son, Bacardi-Rhum de Muze. Together with the Belgian Warmblood stallion Noterman crossed the finish in 69,27 seconds.
Local speed hero, Thierry Goffinet, followed in a third place with the AES-sire, Navarro Uk (by Rox de la Touche). The top five was completed by Robert Bruhns (Gepsom, by Gesmaray) in fourth and Bart Clarys (Caspar SSB, by Verdi) in fifth.