European champion Peder Fredricson dominated the speed class to guide the Swedish one-two with Malin Baryard-Johnsson. (Photo © Haide Westring)
European champion and two-time Olympic medalist Peder Fredricson of Sweden led the one-two for his country at the €25,000 Musto Indise Edge Stakes.
The speed class with 36 pairs had as main protagonist the world number 4 Peder Fredrcison with his 10-year-old gelding H&M Zaloubet (Maloubet de Pleville x Robin Z) owned by Astrid Ohlin, on course designed by Guilherme Jorge of Brazil.
Setting a time of 51.75 seconds for Peder Fredricson, the Sweden rider led the one-two for his country by securing 50 World Ranking Points, along with the amazon Malin Baryard-Johnsson with her 9-year-old mare H&M Second Chance (Carland x White Clover) recording a time of 52.52 seconds.
Like the first two positions, the third and fourth place were held by two same country riders, with British for joy of the crowd of CSI5* London Olympia, who occupied those positions with William Whitaker finishing third along the 12-year-old gelding Fento Chin S (Chin Chin x Carthago Z) in 52.55 seconds and Ben Maher with the 9-year-old gelding Don Vito (Quaprice Z x Jus de Pomme) in 53.57 seconds.
The top five finishers were completed by former World Ranking leader Simon Delestre of France, achieving a time of 54.15 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Gain Line (Stolzenberg x Raphael).
By the Pan American Ranking Laura Kraut of the United States of America managed to add World Ranking points, after completing her round in 57.30 seconds with the 10-year-old stallion Viper Vrombautshoeve Z (Chippendale Z x Bamako) in tenth place.