Steve Guerdat stood as the winner after yesterday’s first round of the Longines World Cup™ Final and collected a total of 34 points. The second place went to Pieter Devos followed by his Belgian teammate Olivier Philippaerts. In the second leg, the riders keep their points from the first round and the battle continues towards becoming the winner of 2019’s world cup final in jumping.
Today’s course showed its difficulties as Irma Karlsson as well as Pieter Devos got disqualified in the first round. Yesterday’s winner, Steve Guerdat, had one unfortunate down and was therefore not qualified to the jump-off. Austria’s Max Kühner was the first rider who managed a clear round and in a start field of 32 riders, only eight managed to get to the exciting second round of today’s final. Max Kühner was first out in the start field of the thrilling jump-off and did another clear round with the time 76,05 seconds, followed by Poland’s Jaroslaw Skrzyczynski with the time 77,36 seconds. Bezie Madden and Niels Bruynseels showed their passion for speed, but unfortunately both had the last fence down, ending up 5th and 6th in tonight’s jump-off. Sweden’s Peder Fredricson entered the arena together with his horse Catch Me Not S and claimed victory with a clear and fast round, only 0,03 seconds faster than Spain’s Eduardo Alvarez Aznar and his horse Rokfeller de Pleville Bois Margo who ended second.
The results of tonight’s round were a game changer in the total ranking for Sunday’s final, and the excitement rises as we are getting closer to knowing who will be the winner of this year’s Longines World Cup™ Final Jumping. The top-tree from todays round were the following:
1.Peder Fredricson – Catch Me Not S
2.Eduardo Alvarez Aznar – Rokfeller de Pleville Bois Margot
3.Max Kühner – Chardonnay 79
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