The German Christian Ahlmann won the competition with Taloubet Z to take advantage in the tiebreaker almost 5 seconds on the Irish Denys Lynch. Peter Lutz and Callan Solem seventh and eighth. (Photo © longines.com)
The German Christian Ahlmann took the victory on the second day of the Longines FEI World Cup in Gothenburg, after yesterday passed into oblivion with an adverse outcome, but now in the company of 16-year-old stallion Taloubet Z (Galoubet A x Polydor) owned by Melchior, LN, Judy Ann and Chritian Ahlmann, were grown in jump-off round commanding lead and settle with the Irish Denys Lynch its closest follower.
With the participation of 33 pairs and a pot to distribute 150,000 Euros, Ahlmann marked an unbeatable time in the jump-off round of 38.85 seconds, with his lead almost 5 seconds over second place and his first since added 100 points World Ranking and 34,500 Euros. For its part Lynch was presented with All Star 5 (Argentinus x Alme) a 13-year-old stallion owned by Denis Lynch & Thomas Straumann managed to complete their court time in 41.42 seconds, the last double clear of competition.
The Top 5 was completed in the third place by the Dutch Harrie Smolders swift and his 12-year-old horse Emerald N.O.P. (Diamant De Semilly x Carthago) knocking down a stick and a total of 4 fouls in 39.18 seconds. The fourth box was held by the Swiss Steve Guerdat, last year’s winner of the World Cup, scoring in blackboard a time of 40.24 seconds with 4 fouls by the 10-year-old gelding Corbinian (Cornet Obolensky x Pilot), while the fifth was the German Marcus Ehning and Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) with 8 faults in time of 39.05 seconds.
Rank represent by PanAmerican (PAEC) good performances for Peter Lutz with Robin Ponthual (Elf d’Or x Calypso d’Herbiers * Ecolit) closing in seventh place the jump-off with 8 faults in 40.58 seconds. Callan Solem who escorted him in eighth place with 13-year-old gelding VDL Wizard (Gentleman x Ahorn) completed court of 4 fouls in 74.47 seconds and was the more faster in regular round. Veteran Richard Fellers and his eternal companion Flexible (Cruising x Safari) of 20-year-old, occupied 20th place.
The only Latino in the competition was the Mexican Daniel Pedraza, who ranked 30 with field of 20 faults with Arc de Triomphe (For Pleasure x Wellington).