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Images from Longines CSI5* Basel - Part Three

Monday, 13 January 2014

A relieved Rolf-Göran Bengtsson leaves the ring on Casall Ask after a clear and very fast second round to take the lead - and eventually the win. Photos by World of Showjumping.

After over a month away from the ring due to an injury that has been haunting the Swedish rider, Rolf and Casall Ask returned with a bang - to take home the Longines Grand Prix to Sweden.
 Romain Duguet was a very happy man after posting a first clear round on Quorida de Treho in front of his home crowd.
 Juan Carlos Garcia was one of many riders that had really good rounds until the three last fences were reached. Many riders got in trouble on the penultimate line that then led on to the Longines oxer as the last fence.
 Nadja Peter-Steiner continued to impress on Capuera II. The Swiss rider had one rail down in the first round, and then rode clear in the second.
Luck was not on Scott Brash's side yesterday. A pole down for Hello Sanctos in the first round held them away for the top, despite a clear round two. The pair ended seventh.
Poor Edwina Tops-Alexander was really unlucky on the last fence in the second round, and left the ring visibly dissapointed on Cevo Itot de Chateau.
 Marcus Ehning's Cornado NRW jumped amazing yesterday to finish third behind Casall Ask and Chiara.
 Emerald jumped fantastic throughout the weekend, and finished 12th in the Grand Prix after a pole down in round two.
 Rolf was busy before the prize giving with cameras on, Casall being dressed up and his phone ringing.
 Smile guys! You are the top three!
 The Swedish flag went to the top on Sunday evening in Basel.
 Another watch for Rolf! He has quite a collection by now!

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