Kevin Staut broke German hearts today when, despite all the odds being in favour of a home-side win, it was the Frenchman who came out on top in the fifth qualifying round of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2012/2013 Western European League series at Stuttgart. Partnering the on-form grey mare Silvana HDC, Staut snatched what looked like certain victory from Germany’s Marcus Ehning and Noltes Kuchengirl when quicker by a margin of just one-hundredth of a second in an action-packed 11-horse jump-off against the clock.
Result: 1, Silvana HDC (Kevin Staut) FRA 0/0 42.66; 2, Noltes Kuchengirl (Marcus Ehning) GER 0/0 42.67; 3, Winningmood (Luciana Diniz) POR 0/0 43.90; 4, Lunatic (Jens Fredricson) SWE 0/0 43.97; 5, Abbervail van het Dingeshof (Denis Lynch) IRL 0/0 44.42; 6, Corradina (Carsten-Otto Nagel) GER 0/0 45.27; 7, Zinedine (Ludger Beerbaum) GER 0/0 48.42; 8, Bella Donna (Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum) GER 0/0 52.41; 9, Codex One (Christian Ahlmann) GER 0/4 43.54; 10, Embassy II (Hans-Dieter Dreher) GER 0/4 43.83; 11, Nayana (Penelope Leprevost) FRA 0/13 59.10.
Full result here http://eventcontent.hippoonline.de/743/sta_erg/10_ergENG.htm?style=stuttgart
Rolex FEI World Cup™ Jumping 2012/2013 – Standings after Round 5 at Stuttgart (GER):