Coming from third place yesterday taking the victory today
It is not very often that there are much rotation in the top ranking after the World Cup Grand Prix, but this fact Danish Daniel Bachmann Andersen and Blue Hors Zack changed today.
Going into today’s World Cup freestyle with a very different attitude and power from Blue Hors Zack just made the difference. Daniel was able to ask for more and Zack responded in a positive and forward thinking way all the time today. High degree of difficulty combined with power and accuracy brought them to the top of the World Cup podium for the first time, and at the same time scoring personal best with 83,575% - great start of their World Cup season.
The goal for this season for Daniel is the World Cup final and then also a spot at the podium, Daniel told at subsequent interview with national broadcaster.
Helen and Damsey FRH showing a great freestyle, and actually nice to watch a freestyle where the extended canter not is with transition to double pirouette, but instead making the difficulty with one times at the centerline going into double pirouette.
Sweden Tinne Vilhelmson Silfven and Don Auriello showed their strongest test for at long time. It was for sure Anton back is his “old” top shape.
Anna Kasprzak as Saturday evening said goodbye to her international top partner Donnperignon, showed her 10 year old Rock Star for the first time in the World Cup. Rock Star is still very inexperienced at international level, as Anna just showed him three times last year at international level. They showed a very nice test today with some minor baby issues, and still lacking more strength. Superb extended walk, good double pirouettes and nice series on curved track.
Also Carina Cassøe Krüth and May-Day Graftebjerg made their World Cup debut this weekend. They were showing very nice flow for the trot tour, and with same combination of half passes in passage with transition to half passes in trot like Anna Kasprzak also showed successfully. Small tensions for the walk tour, good canter tour with a small error for the two times.
Young Victoria E. Vallentin with Ludwig Der Sonnenkönig also showed a nice test, but it looked a bit like Ludwig was lacking more power for the final part, as there crept in some unbalanced steps.
Even though the flags are a bit mixed up, it is the correct placements for today’s World Cup qualifier.