Second day, second class and second victory for the Swedish Henrik von Eckermann making himself feel at home by beating the Belgian Pieter Devos in the 4-hundredths of a second. (Photo © Bo Bennergård)
Second in a row victory for Henrik von Eckermann in the second day of CSI 5* Gothenburg competitions, being now the ATG Cup with a jump-off which allowed him to look at home, but in a very tight finished.
With an advantage of only 4 hundredths of a second, von Eckermann and 10-year-old mare Lucky Silvana Z (L.Silver Joter Z x Cortez 679) owned by Emelie Kroon, stopped the clock in 36.04 seconds to top the standings in a jump-off round made up of 11 pairs, where he added 50 World Ranking points like a winner.
Second place was Belgian Pieter Devos recording a time of 36.08 seconds with 9-year-old mare Claire Z (Clearway x Coronado) owned by Devos Stables in Stal de Leygraaf, while another close fight is due from third to fifth place with the German Marcus Ehning completing his round in 37.58 seconds with Pret A Tout (Hiram Chambertin x Stew Boy), followed by Alexandra Ericksson of Sweden in time of 37.60 seconds with Liss Royal (Lissabon x Royale W) and fifth Marco Kutscher from Germany in 37.81 seconds with VanGoh (Numero Uno x Bernstein).