Daniel Deusser completed the only double clear round to take the last victory in Shanghai. Belgians Gregory Wathelets and Niels Bruynseels escorted him. Eduardo Menezes of Brazil in 26th position. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
World No. 3 German Daniel Deusser, former leader of World Ranking and second seed of competition, took the last victory in CSI 5* Longines Global Champions Tour Shanghai week. Presenting with 10-year-old gelding Hidalgo SX (Quadrillo x Andiamo), completed the only double clear round of Massimo Dutti Trophy, which was accredited 150 FEI Ranking points.
The class that counted on participation of 43 pairs in a course designed by Italian Uliano Vezzani, got its pass to 4 riders, where there was a clear round, a tie and protagonism on part of representatives of Germany and Belgium. Registering a time of 41.71 seconds, Deusser took €89,100 to be escorted by Belgian duo Gregory Wathelet and Niels Bruynseels, who tied for second place, stopping both the clock in 41.24 seconds with four fouls, being Wathelet accompanied by 13-year-old stallion Eldorado van het Vijverhof (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Omar), while Bruynseels did with 11-year-old mare Angel van T Hof (Chin Chin x Nabab de Reve). Completing the jump-off round in fourth place German Marco Kutscher with 11-year-old mare Chaccorina (Chacco-Blue x Larenco) in fuel of 4 fouls and 42.09 seconds.
For Latino Ranking Brazilian rider Eduardo Menezes finished in 26th place with a total of 8 fouls in a regular round with 13-year-old mare Caruschka 2 (Caspar x Continue), failing to score FEI Ranking points.
The best seed of Massimo Dutti Trophy was American Kent Farrington, World No. 2 in and No. 2 of Pan-American Ranking, finishing in ninth place with 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris) completing his court in 4 fouls and 77.50 seconds.