The riding helmet flew even higher in the air than in the previous year. As Martin Fox had crossed with his mold Clooney, the last obstacle in the Stechparcours error-free and, as of 2018, the best time lit up, he let his joy run free.
"My Plan worked," said the 26-Year-old. Unlike some of its competitors, the top horse used also on Friday in the heavy Grand Prix, had Fox spared his 13-year-old gelding for the with 210'000 CHF doped main examination. This was first held as a world Cup jump. Nearly would have gone wrong: Clooney, the tags have previously been named horse of the year 2018, heavy, normal course load is almost energy and cocky, but remained still flawless. "He feels if it is important," said the world Cup-the Second of Tryon.
Next to him, managed by Dutchman Marc Houtzager and the Belgian Pieter Devos only two other riders to overcome something powerful course without blemish. The Premiere in Basel made so far, the most difficult stage within the world Cup qualification. Nadja Peter Steiner remained with Saura de Fondcombe without error to the obstacles, the St. Galleries but got a penalty point for time-out and was Sixth.
The advantage of the Last
For Martin Fox, it was an advantage to being the last rider to jump-off start: "So I was able to schedule my Rode well and didn't have to take the last risk." Houtzager remained with Calimero error-free, but there are safer ways; Devos, who won with Apart already, the world Cup jumping in Stuttgart, was fast, made a mess but on the second to last jump. Fox had to choose for his title defense only to the Golden mean. He pulls this victory with Luciana Diniz, who was able to win the Grand prize of Basel 2013 and 2015.
in addition to a cash prize of 52500 francs and a watch by the main sponsor, there was for Fox another 20 world Cup points. This will bring him together with the points that he for his victory at the beginning of November in Lyon, and the 3. Rank at the end of October in Verona, was awarded in the standings to 3rd place, and secure three stages before the end of the qualification ticket to the final. Also already qualified for the Final, which takes place at the beginning of April in Gothenburg, Steve Guerdat, who leads the standings of the Western European League: The native of Canton Jura had previously, in six stages of points. Like many others, he had to take yesterday, in the delicate conclusion of the line a mistake in buying one and was tenth. He sat in the saddle of the still not very experienced Venard de Cerisy; his top mares, Bianca and Hannah have a break.
While the two-time world Cup champion Guerdat to 13. Times to a-Final, will it be the same for Fox, the third participation after 2015 and 2017. "I had a Final in my season planning, and the Format is me," says the Zurich.
With Clooney on travel
Whether he is riding Clooney or his second top horse Chaplin, he has not yet decided: "the Question both of them come." Chaplin, who was injured in July in Aachen, Germany, and several months had to pause, will be next Sunday at the ski jumping world Cup in Leipzig his Comeback on the highest level, while Clooney makes via airplane on the way to the USA. There is Fox, who is in a relationship with the American rider Paris Sellon will train the next two and a half months, and a tournament series in Wellington, Florida, to participate.
Created: 13.01.2019, at 23:25