Egyptian Nayel Nassar took a 30-cent lead over Belgian Jos Verlooy for the first victory of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Berlin. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
Egyptian rider Nayel Nassar took the first victory of the Longines Global Champions Tour Berlin, dominating the €25,000 Preis der Familie Eduard Winter.
The two phases class designed by Germany’s Fran Rothenberger marked the start of the 2017 season No. 11 leg, where Nayel Nassar was taking 50 World Ranking Points with his victory.
Appearing with the 9-year-old gelding Dee Jee (Viento Uno W x Charlie Z) owned by Nayel Nassar, the Egyptian rider was given a 30-cent advantage over Belgian rider Jos Verlooy and his 14-year-old gelding Domino (Thunder Van de Zuuthoeve x Azur Depaulstra), who finished in 28.24 seconds to score 45 points.
The Top 5 was completed in third place by Denis Lynch of Ireland in 28.48 seconds with the 10-year-old mare RMF Zecilie (Acolord x Canturo), while the fourth and fifth place went to the Germans Ludger Beerbaum on 29.75 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Chacon (Chacco-Blue x Aventyno), followed by Simone Blum with the 10-year-old mare DSP Alice (Askari x Landrebell) in 31.12 seconds.
The Latino Ranking had the good performance of the Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade, who scored World Ranking Points in 13th place with the 12-year-old mare Reus de la Nutria (Zandor Z x Kannan), accumulated 4 fouls in 30.71 seconds.
The best seed and World No. 1 Kent Farrington finished 44th with the 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris) with 9 fouls in 53.33 seconds.