The Egyptian rider Abdel Said overcame in the tie-break round to world number 1 Kent Farrington and add his first victory of the Longines Global Champions Tour. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The last class of the Longines Global Champions Tour of Monaco culminated with the first victory of the week by Egyptian rider Abdel Said, during the dispute of the Trophee Casino de Monte-Carlo.
Being the third victory in his participation of the LGCT, today Abdel Said in a surprising and fast tiebreaker, it obtained its first triumph of the 2017, registering a time of 32.68 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Hope van Scherpen Donder (Quadrillo x Balou du Rouet) owned by As Sport Horses, to add 100 FEI Ranking Points.
The tiebreaker round of 7 classified that counted on several of the best riders of the world in a class that distributed €92,000; the second place was for World Ranking leader and Pan American Ranking leader Kent Farrington, completing his course in 33.37 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris) owned by Kent Farrington & R.C.G. Farm, while close in third place Kevin Staut of France recorded a time of 33.52 seconds alongside the 11-year-old mare Ayade de Septin et HDC (Wandor van de Mispelaere x Belle d’Avril du Mazy) owned by Haras Des Coudrettesy. Fourth place was Leopold van Asten of the Netherlands to got a time of 33.79 seconds with the 10-year-old mare VDL Groep Miss Untouchable (Chacco-Blue x Aldatus).
For the Latino and Pan American Ranking stood out the Brazilian Yuri Mansur along with the 13-year-old Unita Ask (Corrado I x Caretino), completing his tiebreaking round clear and 34.22 seconds to take 55 World Ranking Points in fifth place. The US rider Jack Towell follow him in 6th place with a time of 35.71 seconds next to the 13-year-old mare Emilie de Diamant S A (Diamant de Semilly x Flipper d’Elle). Also participated from US Lauren Hough with Dexter (Wittinger Vdl) and Jessica Springsteen with Davendy S (Kashmir van Shuttershof x Pachat II) who ended up in 12th and 13th place.
Out of the points were also Brazilian Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, who exceeded the allowed time and occupied the 17th place with 5 faults in 74.65 seconds accompanied by 13-year-old gelding extra van Essene (Diamant de Semilly x Gotthardsen).