Second win for the Belgian rider Gregory Wathelet who repeats on the horse Egano van het Slogenhof in speed class to beating British Laura Renwick and French Philippe Rozier. Marlon Módolo Zanotelli in 18th place. (Photo © csi-basel.ch)
Obtaining his second win of the week Belgian Gregory Wathelet won the first class of the closing day in CSI5* in Basel, Switzerland, achieving definitely a good start to the year 2016 and especially with the horse Egano van het Slogenhof (Electro x Nagano) owned by Stephex Stables who accompanied him in Friday’s win.
Again the speed as a factor in evaluating to dispute the Prize of Canton Basel-Landschaft at a height of 1.45m, Wathelet mark the fastest time of the afternoon at 44.26 seconds which was done with 50 FEI World Ranking points, beating the British rider Laura Renwick and the horse Heliodor Hybris (Diamant de Semilly x Cannonball) a 9-years-old gelding owned by Mr Colin Bates made a perfect course in time of 45.39 seconds.
Third place went to Frenchman Philippe Rozier no chance of surpassing his previous two opponents to set a time of 46.51 seconds with the horse Quel Chanu (Flipper d’Elle x Calypso of Moyon) a 12-years-old stallion owned by Monsieur Christian B, but results so far his best result of the week. In the fourth position representing Ireland Billy Twomey started recording 46.91 seconds with the horse Ardcolum Duke (Duke Gypsy x Clover Hill) owned by Joe Flynn, who managed to overcome by only 8/100 of a second Belgian Pieter Devos day winner Friday, stopping the clock at 46.99 seconds with 12-years-old gelding Espoir (Surcouf de Revel x Laudanum XX) owned by Euro Equitation Bvba resulting fifth in the cup in dispute.
Meanwhile the Brazilian Marlon Módolo Zanotelli leader of Latino Ranking who has not run more luck in the week, returns to be outside the points in 18th place with Casper (Lazio x Quidam’s Rubin), which although could end in a clear round, notThey were fast enough to appear at important places in time of 63.67 seconds.