British Ben Talbot took victory in the CSI4* Munich opening class dominating Two Phases before home rider Philip Rüping. (Photo © Karl-Heinz Frieler)
British Ben Talbot took a fasted Two Phases victory in the €24,600 IDEE KAFFEE Preis at CSI4* Munich.
With Two Phases on course designed by German Frank Rothenberger, the British rider Ben Talbot completed his presentation in 34.24 seconds with the 17-year-old gelding Sacramento (Leendert x Corlando) and got 50 World Ranking points with his victory, leaving in second place the home rider Philip Rüping.
In case of Philip Rüping his time was 35.08 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Canani S (Chacco-Blue x Quattro B), being distant from Ben Talbot, but very close to the fight until fourth place, where Swiss Olympic gold medalist Steve Guerdat occupied third place in 35.25 seconds accompanied by the 9-year-old gelding Urzo d’Iso (Number One d’Iso x Viking d’Oria) and fourth place Malin Baryard-Johnsson from Sweden in 35.31 seconds with the 9-year-old mare H&M Second Chance (Carland x White Clover).
The top five qualifiers were completed by Maurice Tebbel from Germany in fifth place with the 10-year-old mare Camilla PJ (Calme x Picard) with a time of 36.46 seconds.
For the Pan American Ranking American rider Chloe Reid finished with the best location in 32nd place, completing the Two Phases in 8 fouls and 38.53 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Sally 643 (Salito x Werther).