Germany’s Frederic Wandres & Duke of Britain Win Zakrzów World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle On Another Personal Best Score

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Frederic Wandres and Duke of Britain. © PSI Sporthorses

ZAKRZÓW, Poland, Oct. 28, 2018–Germany’s Frederic Wandres and Duke of Britain won the World Cup Grand Prix Freestyle Sunday for a double victory and a second personal best score with compatriot Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier on Fabregaz runner-up.

Frederic and the 11-year-old Hanoverian gelding that began Big Tour six months ago scored 79.610 per cent per cent. The previous best musical performance result was 75.100 per cent posted five months ago.

The result that earned 20 points puts Frederic and Duke of Britain into a four-way tie for fourth place in the Western European League that began its 10-event qialifying circuit last week leading to the final in Gothenburg, Sweden next April.

The winning combination posted a personal best score in capturing the Grand Prix Saturday.

Frederic began competing Duke of Britain as his first Big Tour mount in April after Victoria Michalke of Germany rode the horse in young horse classes, including as a six-year-old in the the world championships. He has competed three different horses at the World Young Horse Championships in the past three years.

Fabienne Müller-Lütkemeier on Fabregaz was second on 77.850 per cent with Portugal’s Boaventura Freire on Sai Baba Plus in third on 75.385 per cent.

Zakrzów is in the Central European League, and results for riders from the geographic area did not change the top of the standings there–led by Stanislav Cherednichenko of Russia with 66 points, Hanna Karasiova of Belarus on 62 and Russia’s Inessa Merkulova on 49 points. Russia’s Regina Isachkina earned eight points here to move her into fourth place with 48 points on the rankings from which the top two get an invite to the final.

Results:

CDI-W Grand Prix Freestyle

Judges-E: Peter HOLLER-GER H: Elisabeth MAX-THEURER-AUT C: Ilja Vietor-SVK M: Susanne BAARUP-DEN B: Sławomir Pietrzak-POL