The City Of Barcelona Cup was set 1.55m heigh on Friday evening. A total of nine combinations qualified for the second round. In the end it was France's Julien Epaillard setting the record time with his trusted Donatello d'Auge.
The French and his 10-year-old son by Jarnac speeded to the over 32.000 euro first place with about one second difference on compatriot, Simon Delestre. DElestre placed as runner-up aboard his trusted Dexter Fontenis Z (Diarado). In third, Henrik von Eckermann followed.
The Swedish showjumping rider completed the stage with his 12-year-old KWPN-mare, Glamour Girl (VDL Zirocco Blue). The pair finished over one second faster as Pedro Veniss and Boeckmanns Lord Pezi Junior (Böckmann's Lord Pezi).
Great-Britain's main rider in Thursday's Nations Cup qualifier, Harry Charles, completed the top five. Charles placed aboard his 10-year-old Belgian Warmblood horse, Sherlock (Bisquet Balou vd Mispelaere). Only this top five produced a double clear.