American rider Alex Granato got a 67-cent second lead to outperform Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade, being the best Latino of Grand Prix. (Photo © Sportfot)
American rider Alex Granato won the $25,000 TackNRider Grand Prix with 9-year-old gelding Carlchen W (Chacco-Blue x Continue), finishing in a very tight final with Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade.
The class that had the participation of 40 pairs, had its outcome in jump-off round with 8 classified, being the unbeatable time of Granato in 37.21 seconds. Emanuel Andrade with 12-year-old Dipssy coming close to victory again by stopping the clock in 37.88 seconds and equally qualifying for the decisive round with 8-year-old mare Jenni’s Chance (Clinton I x Heartbreaker) occupying the seventh place.
The third place was for Kyle Deward in time of 39.78 seconds with Clever van de Helle (Clearway x Ramiro) and the last double clear round of the Grand Prix occupying fourth place was New Zealander Sharn Wordley with Rye Val de Mai (Helios de La Cour II x Type D’Elle) in 41.20 seconds.
Getting the best time of the tiebreaker was Brazilian rider Jose Roberto Reynoso in 34.61 seconds, but downed a rail with Azrael W (Chin Chin x Voltaire) situation that sent him to fifth place.
Also participated in the jump-off Santiago Lambre of Mexico in sixth place with Ibabco (Nabab de Reve x Darco) and Venezuelan rider Pablo Barrios with Luigi 241 (Lordanos x Zeus) closing in eighth position. Others Latino’s riders in participated were Roberto Terán from Colombia, Luiz Francisco de Azevedo from Brazil, Colombian Ilan Bluman, Gustavo Prato from Argentina, Paulo Santana from El Salvador, Brazil’s Celso Ariani and Juan Ortiz from Venezuela.