The 1.55m Longines Ranking Class in Lausanne offered some top level sport tonight with Philippe Rozier speeding to victory aboard Rahotep de Toscane.
1. Philippe Rozier - Rahotep de Toscane
2. Thierry Rozeier - Venezia d'Ecaussinnes
3. Alain Jufer - Cornet MM
A total of four combinations produced a clear Jump-Off round. In the end only France's Philippe Rozier managed to keep the timer under the 41 seconds speeding to victory with his 14-year-old Rahotep de Toscane (Quidam de Revel). The pair was followed by compatriot, Thierry Rozier in the saddle of Venezia d'Ecaussinnes (Kashmir van Schuttershof).
The stage was completed by local show jumping rider, Alain Jufer aboard Cornet MM (Cornet Obolensky). Bryan Balsiger placed fourth with AK's Courage (Chepetto C). About one second faster as Rozier, but with one jumping fault, Ramzy Al Duhami completed the top five in the saddle of his 12-year-old Belgian Warmblood gelding, High Quality (Quadrillo).
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