World number one Jessica von Bredow-Werndl has dominated the sport emphatically in recent years. At home in the trophy cabinet, fresh gold medals from the Olympics, World Championships and European Championships are crowded with a lot of other physical evidence of her special position right now.
As sky-high favourites, she and Dalera delivered on the fiber sand. 90,295 was enough for the victory, ahead of Danish Nanna Skodborg Merrald on Zepter who the judges gave 89,625. Veteran Isabell Werth came third on Emilio.
"I had a very good feeling. Better than yesterday and the first halt was much better, the changes were very good. I only had a little "hick up" in a trot but overall she felt very good and what I wanted to change from yesterday worked. I'm super happy," she said at the press conference.
Nilshagen best Swede
Just like in Saturday's grand prix, Therese Nilshagen finished fourth in the küren a day later.
Nilshagen, who grew up in Vällingby, received well-deserved thunderous applause when she halted Dante Weltino.
The 85.300 percent was not terribly far from her own Swedish record in the free program. When the duo came sixth at the European Championships in Riesenbeck in September, they scored 86.132.
"It feels very good to end the year this well and in front of a home crowd as well," Nilshagen told tidningenridsport.se
Patrik Kittel finished fifth with 84.385 on Touchdown. The third Swede in the starting line-up was Maria von Essen. She made her debut in the invitational competition and came eighth on Invoice with 77.200 percent.