This afternoon in Basel: a CSI* over 1.45, counting for the Longines Ranking. Emanuele Gaudiano was the victor.
1. Emanuele Gaudiano - Carlotta
2. Philippe Rozier - Prestigio LS La Silla
3. Niklaus Rutschi - Quinao de Chandor Z
4. Bryan Balsiger - Jenkins ter Doorn
5. Aurelia Loser - Julia's Diamond Princess
Emanuele Gaudiano and Carlotta (by Chaccomo) were the best team in Basel. Putting a time of 54.59 on the clock, no one could beat them. Philippe Rozier tried, with the Presley Boy-offspring Prestigio LS La Silla, and finished in 57.41.
Niklaus Rutschi keeps the Swiss honour high by keeping the bronze medal in Switzerland. With Quinao de Chandor Z (by Qlassic Bois Margot) he finishes in 57.49, making it a close call between Rutschi and Rozier.
Fourth and fifth place also go to homeriders. Bryan Balsiger in the saddle of Jenkins ter Doorn (by Numero Uno) jumps the course in 58.36, beating compatriot Aurelia Loser with the Fürst Nymphenburg I-mare Julia's Diamond Princess.
Dutch rider Marc Houtzager and Sterrehof's Edinus (by Padinus) come in sixth, closely followed by Norwegian Pal Flam aboard Abrisco V (by Sam R.). Pia Reich, for Germany, and PB Chaconie (by Chacco Blue) finish eight.
Annina Züger and PB Douglass Chavannais (by Cicero Z) add a fourth top ten-ranking for Switzerland. Their time of 64.68 places them ninth. Austrian Rider Max Kühner, aboard Air Jordan-offspring Alfa Jordan closes the top ten.