Lots of big names this afternoon in Basel, as there are a lot of Longines Ranking-points to win. Emanuele Gaudiano won the CSI5* 1.45, Martin Fuchs the CSI5* 1.40
1. Emanuele Gaudiano - Carlotta
2. Bryan Balsiger - Jenkins ter Doorn
3. Christian Ahlmann - Atomic Z
4. Pius Schwizer - Chidame Z
5. Philippe Rozier - Vincy du Gue
A clear, fast round. No second chances. That was the tast this afternoon in Swiss Basel. Emanuele Gaudiano completed this task in the best way. With Carlotta (by Chaccomo) he won, putting a time of 55.70 on the clock. Bryan Balsiger and Jenkins ter Doorn (by Numero Uno) follow in 56.40, keeping the silver medal in Switzerland.
Christian Ahlmann, for Germany, and Atomic Z take home the bronze medal. With the Cumano-stallion the finished in 57.08.
Homerider Pius Schwizer and Chidame Z (by Chippendale Z) were a tad to slow for the stage. Their time of 58.38 places them fourth. Philippe Rozier and Vincy du Gue (by Quaprice Boimargot Quincy) close the top five.
Sixth place goes toe Sergio Alvarez Moya and Charmeur (by Numero Uno). Belgian jumpingrider Wilm Vermeir and Gentiane de la Pomme (by Shindler de Muze) put a time of 60.07 on the clock, placing them seventh. With that time they stayed just in front of homerider Marc Röthlisberger and Cashmere BS (by Con Sherry).
Röthlisberger and his compatriots Werner Muf and Audrey Geiser made a Swiss end to the top ten. Muff had Elzarena (by Zadall VDL) under the saddle and came in nineth, Geiser closes the top ten with Holiday X (by Liandero).
In the CSI5* 1.40 earlier today the win stayed in Switzerland. Martin Fuchs was the fastest aboard Avenir d'Aiguilly (by Vancouver DML), putting a time of 62.01 on the clock.
Only the Irish Gerard O'Neill can break up the Swiss party a bit, following on Fuchs with a time difference of just a second, aboard Castlefield Vegas (by Cassino). Edwin Smits came in third with Lantaro von Hof (by Ladirio von Hof), with a difference of only 0.02 seconds.
Marc Röthlisberger is in great shape today. In this test, he was in the saddle of Cavaluna (by Cyrano). They came in fourth. Niklaus Rutschi and Quinao de Chandor Z (by Qlassic Bois Margot) close the top five.