The German took the two victories arranged in the day and better still in the company of the same mare, securing his leadership as the best rider in the world. (Photo © longinesmasters.com)
Simply a perfect day for World No. 1 Daniel Deusser of Germany and his 10-year-old mare Happiness van T Paradijs (Obourg x Quick Lauro Z) owned by Stephex Stables, winning the two FEI class of the day when add the Longines Speed Challenge in the CSI 5* Longines Masters of Hong Kong.
Getting a time of 67.01 seconds, Deusser made vibrate and enjoy to the maximum the attendants of the Hong Kong Masters, showing them why he is the number one in the world, clearing in a veritable demonstration of speed the competition that distributed $95,000 between the first 12 positions of a class that was conformed by 18 pairs.
After finishing the second day, Daniel Deusser accumulated 130 World Ranking points with 50 points gained in the first hour and 80 points with his second victory, surpassing in this opportunity the Swiss Pius Schwizer who escorted in time of 67.21 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Leonard de la Ferme CH (Landjuweel x Indigene de Corday). Third place ended with fast Irishman Bertram Allen and 13-year-old gelding Quiet Easy (Quidam’s Rubin x Zapateado) recording a time of 65.79 seconds, better than the winner, but a takedown rail added 4 seconds to total 69.79 seconds on his round.