The German rider Felix Hassman got a fast jump-off round to overcome the Frenchman Simon Delestre. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
Playing the €92,000 Preis der Deutsche Vermögensberatung AG – DVAG, home rider Felix Hassman took the win against Frenchman Simon Delestre.
With the participation of 50 pairs and 23 riders returning to the jump-off, Felix Hassman dominated the class that was also valid for the First Competition of the Global Champions League, marking the closing of the first day in the Longines Global Champions Tour of Berlin.
Accompanied by the 14-year-old stallion Balzaci (Balou du Rouet x Landadel) owned by Richard Hassman, Felix Hassman completed his jump-off round in 35.55 seconds to secure 100 World Ranking Points and liquidating the intentions of former world leader Simon Delestre of Francia, who finished his course in 36.23 seconds with the 12-year-old stallion Chadino (Chacco-Blue x Narew XX) owned by Jasmine Busson.
They completed the top five finishers another former World leader Christian Ahlmann in third place with the 14-year-old stallion Colorit (Coriano x Capitol) in 36.83 seconds, fourth place for Jos Verlooy of Belgium with the 9-year-old gelding Igor (Emerald Van ‘t Ruytershof x Nabab De Reve) in 36.98 seconds and fifth place for Israeli Danielle Goldstein, winner of the ninth LGTC’s Grand Prix, recording a time of 37.86 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Lizziemary (Cabri d’Elle x Acord II).
For the Pan American Ranking finished whiting the points Eric Lamaze for Canada in sixth place with the 11-year-old gelding Chacco Kid (Chaco-Blue x Come On) in time of 38.24 seconds and US riders Lillie Keenan next to the 11-year-old gelding Super Sox (Salito x Silvio I) in 4 fouls with 38.13 seconds was 10th and Georgina Bloomberg with the 12-year-old mare Manodie II H (Carthage x Zeus) finished 11th. By Latino Ranking and in spite of having completed a good regular round, Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela totaled only 4 faults in 65.79 seconds with the 12-year-old stallion Ricore Courcelle (Quaprice Bois Margot x Alme) to occupy the 33rd position.