Martin Fuchs of Switzerland set an unbeatable time in the jump-off to add his second LGCT victory this year and second in its participation history. Jack Towell second and Cian O’Connor third. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The conclusion of the first day at the CSI 5* Longines Global Champions Tour in Cascais, Portugal, was the winner for the second time in 2017 to Swiss rider Martin Fuchs.
The class with €154,000 in prize and valid for individual riders and the first competition of the Global Champions League, Martin Fuchs achieved an unbeatable time against the 20 riders classified, in 43.24 second with the 11-year-old gelding Clooney (Cornet Obolensky x Ferragamo), to take 130 World Ranking Points plus a prize of €50,820 although his result, little helped his Chantilly Pegasus Team in getting a good location.
For the second place American rider Jack Towell recorded a time of 44.67 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding New York (Verdi x Watzmann), while Irish Olympic medalist Cian O’Connor escorted him in third place, getting a time of 46.52 seconds next to the 11-year-old gelding Super Sox (Salito x Silvio I).
The Top 5 was completed by the Frenchman rider Roger Yves Bost “Bosty” in fourth place, accompanied by the 11-year-old stallion Sunshine du Phare (Kannan x Domino de Moyon) in time of 46.99 seconds and for fifth place another’s Pan American Ranking members Lillie Keenan of the United States, completing its field in 47.45 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Fibonacci (For Feeling x VDL Corlando).
Passing to the Latino Ranking Marlon Modolo Zanotelli of Brazil classified to the jump-off, completing his presentation in 4 fouls and 47.15 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Sirene de la Motte (Apache d’Adriers x Uriel d’Orval) in ninth place. Out of the points were Yuri Mansur of Brazil in 22nd place with 4 fouls along with the 13-year-old mare Unita ASK (Corrado I x Caretino) and Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade, totaling 14 faults with the 12-year-old stallion Ricore Courcelle (Quincy X Alme) in the 39th position.