At the MET in Oliva the 1.45m international Longines Ranking class turned out to be an exciting class in which the top four was only half a second from each other. Niall Talbot speeded to victory aboard his 15-year-old Carano-son, Caracter.
1. Niall Talbot - Caracter
2. Janne Friederike Meyer -Zimmermann - Soccero 2
3. Friederick Troschke - Can Win
Talbot and his Holstein-gelding stopped the clock in 38.50 seconds, less than 0.1 second faster as Germany's Janne Friederike Meyer-Zimmermann aboard Soccero 2 (Singulord Joter). The stage was completed by Frederick Troscke aboard Can Win (Canabis Z).
Ireland's Cameron Hanley followed in a fourth position with the Belgian Warmblood gelding, Loukas de la Noue (Malito de Reve) while Marie Hecart and Vahinee (Lauterbach) completed the stage.