With extensive than 5 seconds advantage, the Belgian rider Nicola Philippaerts without mishap took the victory in the continuation of CSI4 * of Toronto, leaving aside last clear Leslie Howard and McLain Ward with the fastest time. (Photo © Mackenzie Clark)
Speed was the determining factor in the today day in the dispute of $50,000 Weston Canadian Open at a height of 1.50m and victory for the second day followed by Philippaerts family, after yesterday Olivier was the winner, now make way for his brother Nicola, who guided the best time just with him without demolition.
Appearing with young 8 years old horse H&M Harley vd Bisschop (Dulf van den Bisschop x Coronado), Nicola Philippaerts was precise and flawless in execution, to complete one of the two clean rounds, setting a time that would be unbeatable for its closest follower in 59.83 seconds, moved to the US rider Leslie Howard and Utah (Andiamo x Jus de Pomme) to the second place, who stopping the clock at 64.04 seconds.
Again protagonist in each competition has participated, McLain Ward and the 13 years old gelding HH Carlos (Chellano Z x Voltaire) speed on the court, setting the fastest time of the night in 55.82 seconds, which would be unbeatable record but ultimately a takedown rail to total 4 fouls let him out to add his second win of the week, to be third in the overall competition.
Fourth place would be for another representative of Belgium Francois Jr. Mathy, who set the second fastest time of the night in 58.34 seconds, but also complete its course with 4 fouls in 12 years old mare Polinska des Isles (Diamant de Semilly x Valespoir Malabry) while completing the top five in the fifth Charlie Jacobs from United States with Cassinja S (Carinjo x Cassini I) totaling 4 fouls in 59.58 seconds.
For Latin Riders the Colombian duo entered the standings so soon, Roberto Teran and Brilliant du Rouet (Balou du Rouet x Caretani Z), owned by Ljubov Kochetova occupy the eighth place with four faults in 63.05 seconds and Daniel Bluman with 9 years old mare Concreto Believe (Ukato x Burggraaf) winners combination of the Grand Prix in Central Park, come ninth with 4 fouls in 63.10 seconds.