Bertram Allen on top in Doha's 1.55m Ranking Class

Bertram Allen on top in Doha's 1.55m Ranking Class
No less than 16 combinations qualified for the Jump-Off in the 1.55m main class at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Doha. Eventually it was Bertram Allen who conquered the class aboard his GK Casper.

1. Bertram Allen - GK Casper
2. Karel Cox - Dublin van Overis
3. Julien Epaillard - Usual Suspect d'Auge

From the 16 starters in the Jump-Off a total of ten produced a faultless second round. Former Belgian champion, Karel Cox was the last rider to go in and did a great effort in beating Ireland's Bertram Allen's time. Eventually only Allen and his 11-year-old Canto 16-son, GK Casper set the time in under 34 seconds, winning over 36.000 euro's.

Karel Cox followed as runner-up with Paul Van den Bosch' 11-year-old Dublin van Overis (Darco). The pair stopped the timer in 34.07 seconds staying over one second ahead of France's Julien Epaillard in the saddle of Usual Suspect d'Auge (Jarnac). Alberto Zorzi completed the stage in the saddle of Athina Onassis' 11-year-old KWPN-mare, Danique.

Zorzi was followed by Belgium's Gregory Wathelt who guided his 11-year-old Qualido (Quicksilber) into fifth.