Reigning champion Harry Charles was able to add another victory to his record in front of his home crowd. Charles was handed over the cup of the main class on Friday on Billabong du Roumois (by Mylord Carthago).
About half of the combinations present had full focus in the first round and managed to qualify for the jump-off. But the victory remained at home with once again Harry Charles able to win in front of his own crowd. The Brit, who undoubtedly has the title of favorite hanging over his head, needed 30.60 seconds to clear the shortened course on Billabong du Roumois. Conor Swail was relegated to two with Count Me In (by Count Grannus) after finishing on 32,26 with Jack Whitaker following closely behind in the saddle of Equine America Valmy de La Lande (by Mylord Carthago) crossing the finish on 33,15.
Jack Whitaker left his uncle, John Whitaker behind him with the experienced home rider on fifth with Equine America Unick du Francport (v. Zandor). One place in front of them was Roger Yves Bost on Ballerine du Vilpoin (v. Baloubet du Rouet).