Nicola Philippaerts took an advantage over 2 seconds to add their first win of the week against Sweden’s Angelie von Essen. (Photo © Longines CSI St. Moritz)
Belgian Nicola Philippaerts led the Perrier-Jouët speed class for his first win of the week at CSI5* St. Moritz in Switzerland.
Taking advantage of more than 2 seconds, Nicola Philippaerts presented with the 13-year-old stallion H&M Zilverstar T (Berlin x Cavalier) and secured 50 World Ranking Points, placing definitive figures with his time of 62.64 seconds.
Variety of nationalities were among the five best placed, behind Nicola Philippaerts the Swedish rider Angelie von Essen with the 12-year-old mare Cochella (Cartani x Lord) in time of 64.86 seconds. For third place Paul Estermann of Switzerland achieved a time of 64.99 seconds accompanied by the 9-year-old stallion Curtis Sitte (Ugano Sitte x Chellano Z), while the fourth place was of the British Robert Whitaker with the 8-year-old stallion Noble Warrior (Warrior x Casantos) in 65.33 seconds and fifth place for Thomas Ryan of Ireland alongside 13-year-old gelding Bydalens Qamaieu de Montsec (For Pleasure x Sable Rose) in 66.06 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking Mexican rider Gerardo Pasquel Mendez scored in 16th place, in a regular round of 4 fouls with the 9-year-old gelding Alamo (Ukato x Ecuador), and by Pan American Ranking the US Olympic medalist Laura Kraut was 13th with the 9-year-old mare Deville (Diabeau x Casco), registering the same 4 fouls, but in time of 67.29 seconds.