Topsport and spectacle was delivered this afternoon in the RAI in Amsterdam as it was a Jump-Off in which one combination out bested the other. In the end France's speed devil, Julien Epaillard conquered the 1.60m World Cup class aboard his Donatello d'Auge.
A total of eight combinations qualified for the Jump-Off in this World Cup class. In the end France's Epaillard and his 10-year-old SF-gelding, Donatello d'Auge (Jarnac) won the class with over one second difference on the time of Switzerland's Edouard Schmitz.
Schmitz followed on stage with Quno (Quo Vados I), referring Brazil's Yuri Mansur to the third spot. Mansur couldn't hide his smile after his qualification for the Jump-Off, and was emotional placing third with the 15-year-old Vitiki (Valentino).
Outside the top three, Alain Jufer followed in a fourth place aboard Dante Mm (Diarado) while Norway's Victoria Gulliksen completed the top five aboard her 14-year-old Papa Roach (Perigueux).
Only this top five managed to produce a double clear. Home-rider, Jur Vrieling brought joy to the spectators with Fiumicino van de Kalevallei (Plot Blue). The pair jumped one rail down, placing sixth.