1. Pius Scwhizer - Cortney Cox
2. Harrie Smolders - Zinius
3. Christian Kukuk - Botaro
It was seven combinations later the world number one show jumping rider, Harrie Smolders bested Devos' time. Aboard his 14-year-old KWPN-gelding, Zinius (Nabab de Reve) Smolders stopped the time in 33.26 seconds taking the lead. Germany's Christian Kukuk followed and made it a close call.
In the saddle of the 8-year-old Balou du Rouet-son, Botaro the German rider was satisfied with a temporary runner-up position that eventually turned into a third place. As Swiss show jumping rider, Pius Schwizer set a record time with Cortney Cox (Carlo).
Pieter Devos eventually placed fourth while Piergiorgio Bucci completed the top five with Cochello (Casall).