Steve Guerdat and Paul Estermann won Friday's two first classes in Rotterdam. Steve Guerdat and Carpalo (by Contender) took home the 1,50 class against the clock while Paul Estermann and Maloubet du Temple (by Baloubet du Rouet) won the 1,45 m class with two phases.
In the 1,45 class as many as 29 riders made it to the second phase and 19 riders cleared the second phase as well. Estermann was only one hundred of a second faster than Simon Delestre on Rosita du Grand Bois (by Luccianno). Wout-Jan van der Schans ended third with Zorro (by Numero Uno).
In the 1,50 class Peder Fredricson and H&M Sibon (by Sibon W) held on to the lead for quite long with their 59,96 seconds, but then in the second half of the class four other riders managed to go faster than the Swede. All the riders in the top five stayed within the same half second. Steve Guerdat ended the track in 59,64, second placed Philipp Weishaupt with Souvenir (by Stakkato) in 59,66 seconds. Third placed Laura Renwick on Reine du May (by Trisan de Quelen) had a time of 59,69, while fourth placed Beezie Madden with Vanilla (by Nabab de Reve) rode to 59,71 seconds.
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