With the horse, property of Zangersheide - his partner Judy-Ann and Melchior family’s stud farm - Ahlmann set a time of 35:50 without knocking a fence down at the Nekkerhall.
Belgian Jerome Guéry and Popstar Lozonais clocked 36:05 seconds to reach the jump-off and finished second.
Third place went to Dayro Arroyave and Eldorado of Vijverhof, who went round in 37:55 without knocking a fence down.
Ahlmann is currently 10th in the provisional rankings, with 30 points to his name and knowing that he needs 40 to win his ticket for the World Cup finals in April.
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