1 June 2023

Prize Suttero

Harry Charles wins main competition on Thursday

The sporting highlight on Thursday was the Prize Suttero. The 150 cm competition, which is worth 26,200 euros of prize money, followed by a jump-off, is the first of three possible qualification classes for the Longines Grand Prix of Switzerland on Sunday (starting 14:30 live on SRF Zwei). Eleven pairs were able to complete the normal course without penalty points and competed in the jump-off for victory. For the first time it was really exciting. The fifth-placed rider, Steve Guerdat, was separated from victory by just 0.75 seconds. This victory was secured by the British rider Harry Charles with Aralyn Blue. Only ten hundredths of a second slower was the Swiss rider Alain Jufer on Dante MM, which put him in second place. The Irishman Denis Lynch with Vistogrand missed this by only 0.07 seconds and ended up in third place. Martin Fuchs did not have luck on his side in the jump-off, he had two faults with Commissar Pezzi and was only able to finish in tenth place. Niklaus Rutschi (13th) and Niklaus Schurtenberger (15th) were also classified. Both missed the jump-off in front of their home crowd despite zero faults in the normal course due to one penalty point each for exceeding the time limit.

Tomorrow, Friday, the show continues at Gründenmoos with, among other attractions, the first really big highlight, the Longines FEI Nations' Cup of Switzerland. Can the Swiss team defend last year's victory? The answer will be known tomorrow starting at 16:45. Come by or follow the spectacle live on SRF Zwei.

🥇 Harry Charles and Aralyn Blue
🥈 Alain Jufer and Dante MM
🥉 Denis Lynch and Vistogard