Swiss rider Martin Fuchs claimed the spot at Longines CSI Basel, dominating the speed class and beating German rider Felix Hassman. (Photo © CSI Basel)
World number 13 Martin Fuchs of Switzerland claimed the spot and won the Prize of Dach+Holztech GmbH at Longines CSI Basel.
Marking the pace in the speed class by Martin Fuchs, the Swiss rider completed his round in 57.11 seconds with his 9-year-old mare Dubai du Bois Pinchet (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Andiamo) owned by Amar Hélène, ensuring with the victory 50 World Ranking points.
Getting a clear advantage Martin Fuchs before his closest rival, the second place was in power of German rider Felix Hassman and his 13-year-old gelding Sl Brazonado (SL Baluarte x Silvestre) in 58.23 seconds, while third place was for Italian fasted rider Emanuele Gaudiano accompanied by the 9-year-old mare Carlotta (Chaccomo x Cento) in 58.66 seconds.
For fourth and fifth place completing the Top 5 were Bryan Balsiger from Switzerland with 15-year-old mare Poppe de Damvil (Quidam de Revel x Rox de la Touche) in 59.25 seconds and fifth Philippe Rozier from France next to the 13-year-old gelding Reveur de Kergane (Hornet Rose x Elan de la Cour) in 60.21 seconds.
By Latino Ranking Yuri Mansur of Brazil managed to finish within the points with the 10-year-old stallion Vitiki (Valentino x For Expo) in tenth place, after he stopped the clock in 59.62 seconds plus an aggregate of 3 seconds to total 62.62 seconds. For its part also representing the Pan American Ranking as Yuri Mansur was American rider Andrew Kocher, but he was ranked 21st with the 11-year-old mare Ciana (Rascin x Chin Chin), being out of the FEI Ranking points.