ecent Grand Prix of Monaco winner, Scott Brash, is very unsurprisingly still atop the Longines World Rankings this month as World No.1. The Peebles-native lost his lead of the World Rankings in April to Germany’s Daniel Deusser, only to take it back again following his victory in Miami, USA as part of the Longines Global Champions Tour. Now, Brash takes his 19th non-consecutive month as World No.1, having to start back from scratch as he hopes to take Marcus Ehning’s record title for longest standing World No.1 Rider; at 18 consecutive months.
The other to impress on the World Rankings this month is USA’s Todd Minikus, who moved from World No.77 to 54th position. Sweden’s Douglas Lindelöw, Britain’s Joe Clee and France’s Jerome Hurel have all moved twenty spots. USA’s Reed Kessler is now steadily making her way back to the Top 50, slotting into 71st position this month. France’s Romain Duguet moves up an impressive 44 spots following recent wins at the inaugural Knokke Hippique event in Belgium as well as his victory of the Longines Grand Prix der Schweiz in St. Gallen.
Germany’s Deusser remains strong at World No.2 while USA’s Kent Farrington, following consistent results this month with victories at Spruce Meadows, is loitering with intent while Switzerland’s Steve Guerdat has also moved into third position. Brash may feel comfortable as World No.1, and so he should with 171 point ahead of Deusser, but one can be sure these boys intent on gaining ground this month.