German rider Simone Blum opened the CSI5* Stuttgart German Masters with an impressive fasted victory beating her countryman Christian Ahlmann. (Photo © in.Stuttgart2017)
German rider Simone Blum opened the CSI5* Stuttgart German Masters with a resounding victory at €28,000 Prize of Firma XXL-Sicherheit.
Showing the way next to the 10-year-old mare DSP Alice (Askari x Landrebell), Simone Blum set a time of 57.07 seconds to ensure 50 World Ranking Points and surpass his countryman former World Ranking Leader and World number 14 Christian Ahlmann, who finished in 59.27 seconds with the 14-year-old stallion Colorit (Coriano x Capitol).
Commanding the German one-two with Simone Blum and Christian Ahlmann marking an excellent beginning among the home riders, the third place was for world number 16 Alberto Zorzi of Italy, being his time of 59.39 seconds accompanied by the 9-year-old mare Danique (Zento x Hamlet).
The top five finishers were completed by Germany’s Felix Hassman in fourth place, achieving a time of 59.45 seconds and last clear round that lowered the 60 second barrier with the 10-year-old mare Balance (Balou du Rouet x Landadel), while French rider Penelope Leprevost stopped the clock in 60.37 seconds to take the fifth place with the 9-year-old stallion Uranus de Cartigny (Diamant de Semilly x Double Espoir).
By the Latino Ranking Pedro Veniss of Brazil obtained the last place with World Ranking Points, finishing 16th with the 12-year-old mare For Felicila (For Pleasure x Espri) registering a time of 63.56 seconds. For its part and also belonging to Pan American Ranking, the American rider Chloe Reid finished 19th with the 10-year-old stallion Codarco (Darco x Orame) and for Latinos the Brazilian Yuri Mansur ended up adding time to his round for knocked down poles, culminating in 71.99 seconds with 10-year-old gelding Inferno (Incolor (old) x Italic Des Salines (SF)) in 37th place.