The 41-year-old German rider Christian Ahlmann continued his great run on Sunday at CSI Basel when he picked up his sixth major five-star win in as many weeks.
The leader of the FEI Western European World Cup Qualifying League won the 330,000 CHF Longines Grand Prix CSI5* aboard Codex One with a clever tactic in the jump-off.
Ahlmann was the only one of the three riders to successfully clear the jump-off track without any faults. Codex One, a 14-year-old Hannoverian stallion (Contendro I x Gluecksilz), last showed at the CHI Geneva in December, and picked up a recent victory at Stuttgart. Pénélope Leprevost with Vagabond de la Pomme, finished second on four faults, and the defending champion of this class last year, Luciana Diniz of Portugal, had two rails down with Fit for Fun in the jump-off . She pülaced Edouard de Rothschild´s horse to place 3rd.