It was a moving moment for Franziska and Matthias Rath, when the alluminated figure “1” occurred at the Nürnberger Burg-Pokal. On his horse Samba King, formerly ridden by his wife, Matthias had managed to win the competition and thus decided the qualification in favour of Frankfurt. His wife is pregnant and is going to have her first baby in October. „That is actually why she kindly allowed me to take her horse“ said the rider from Kronberg smiling. With the horse Danönchen he had another iron in the fire and even managed to win the running-in with the seven years old gelding. And yet, two big mistakes prevented him from winning. The eight year old gelding of Sandro King was not much less convincing in terms of quality. He achieved 72,805 percent followed by Diamigo OLD belonging to Helen Langehanenberg (72,268 percent). Anja Plönzke and her horse Revolverheld NRW finished third (72,024 percent). Both winners announced that they were going to tackle the next stages of the Burg-Pokal in order to travel to Frankfurt in the end.