by Monika Beudel
Photo: © Pferdenews.eu 

It was a clear favorite win, with which the Grand Prix Tour went into its final round on Monday. The experienced German Benjamin Werndl once again played out his entire class and won in Grand Prix Special, the price of Bartlgut in Neuhofen of the Schmidt family.
In a bright blue sky and glorious sunshine, the Lake Arena presented itself today on Easter Monday from its most beautiful side and had given the final day a very special flair and best mood. The Wiener Neustädter audience was once again at his expense and was allowed to admire wonderful performances in the arena.
Among others, the performance of Benjamin Werndl, who is widely known. He delighted with the Damon-Hill-son Daily Mirror as on Saturday by lightness, harmony and timing precision. Compared to the opening competition two days ago, the duo managed to increase even further. 73.255% were finally booked. This established record should remain unbeaten.
The closest to the heels was the German Ulrike Prunthaller, who had won the first competition of today. In the Grand Prix Tour she appeared with the impressive Bartlgut's Quebec, a son of Quaterback. Amongst other things, the stallion had already won victories in Caselle di Sommacampagna, Budapest-Fót, Brno, Nice and Mariakalnok. For a wafer-thin of 0.2 percentage points the dark brown scraped with his rider on another international victory and placed in second place. Third place went to Borja Carrascos and the Westfalenwallach Ein Traum to Spain. The pair had already grabbed second place on Saturday in the Gran Prix and confirmed this performance in the Grand Prix Special with 72.277%. 

Spaniard Borja Carrascosa was one of three riders to break the 70% mark. Photo: © Pferdenews.eu 
Timna Zach took 9th place with Chico, Amanda Hartung with Dresscode Black 10th and Angelika Kögl with Daedalos 12th. 

Great pleasure for second place at Ulli Prunthaller and Bartlgut's Quebec. Photo: © Pferdenews.eu 

24/0 FEI Grand Prix Special
Tour A
1 (0098) DAILY MIRROR 9 - WERNDL Benjamin (GER) 73,255%
2 (0032) BARTLGUT'S QUEBEC - PRUNTHALLER Ulrike (AUT) 73,021%
3 (0062) EIN TRAUM 2 - CARRASCOSA Borja (ESP) 72,277%
4 (0143) FUHUR 6 - SIDNEVA Elena (RUS) 69,511%
5 (0065) ZO WHAT - AYACHE Alexandre (FRA) 69,426%
6 (0090) HERMES 134 - SCHWANZ Uwe (GER) 69,340%
7 (0139) AWAKENING - DAVYDOVA Evgenija (RUS) 67,319%
8 (0142) FLORENTO FORTUNA - MILOSERDOVA Tatiana (RUS) 66,170%
9 (0045) CHICO 32 - ZACH Timna (AUT) 66,106%
10 (0016) DRESSCODE BLACK - HARTUNG Amanda (AUT) 65,872%
11 (0048) XANGAI - RUBICKOVA Pavla (CZE) 62,511%
12 (0020) DAEDALOS - KÖGL Angelika (AUT) 61,936%

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