Milan, Italy – June 24, 2022 – World number one rider Martin Fuchs (SUI) instantly left his mark on the 2022 Frecciarossa Milano Jumping Cup CSI 4* last Friday at the San Siro Racecourse. The 29-year-old Swiss rider, recently back at the top of the FEI ranking, rode an impeccable round on The Sinner, claiming the win in the €26,000 Tenute Sella Speed Challenge CSI 4*.
The Swiss and the 2008 bay Oldenburg gelding (Sanvaro x Landgold 3) were flawless in the 1.50m challenge, blazing across the timers in 63.82 seconds. “It was a good round,” said Fuchs, “and I have a good chance with him in Sunday’s Grand Prix.”
Switzerland achieved an ‘en plein’ thanks to its other ace rider, Steve Guerdat (SUI), who finished second riding Dynamix de Belheme ( Snaike de Blondel x Cornet Obolensky), registering no penalties in 64.88 seconds.
Third place was claimed by Austria’s Gerfried Puck (AUT) and Equitron Melody vd Smidshoeve (Epleaser Van T Heike x Thunder Vd Zuuthoeve). The duo left all the poles up for no penalties, crossing the finish line in 66.55 seconds.
Final Results – €26,000 Tenute Sella CSI 4*
1) Martin Fuchs (SUI) & The Sinner – 0 – 63”82
2) Steve Guerdat (SUI) & Dynamix de Belheme – 0 – 64”88
3) Gerfried Puck (AUT) & Equitron Melody Vd Smidshoeve – 0 – 66”55
Source: Press Release from Frecciarossa Milano Jumping
Photos: © Frecciarossa Milano Jumping