American rider Alex Granato took the victory for second day of CSI3* Johnstown against his fellowman David Raposa. (Photo © Winslow)
American rider Alex Granato set the pace in the jump-off round of the $40,000 CSI 3* Amalaya Investments 1.50m Welcome, for his first win.
After completing his jump-off round in 48.63 seconds, Alex Granato with the 9-year-old gelding Carlchen W (Chacco-Blue x Continue) scored their first win of the week, representing 50 World Ranking Points in what was the first double clear round of the class.
The second position was for American David Raposa completing his course in 50.42 seconds with S & L Sage in what was the last double clear round of Welcome, while the best time of the tiebreaker was for Margie Engle with her 13-year-old stallion Royce (Cafe Au Lait x Grandilot) in 48.57 seconds, but a takedown a pole left her in third place.
For Latino Ranking Emanuel Andrade of Venezuela maintained his good streak of results in the Split Rock Jumping Tour and after to be second in the last three FEI events, today took the fourth place with the 16-year-old gelding U (Monaco x Calypso), representing 35 World Ranking Points. Also Alejandro Karolyi of Venezuela, participated in the tiebreaker with the 14-year-old gelding Lincourt Gino (Gino III x Graf Magna) accumulating the same 8 faults that his fellowman in fifth place.
Out of the points for the Latinos were Ilan Bluman of Colombia in the 25th place accompanied by the 9-year-old gelding Eax Run Run LS (Casall x Montebello La Silla), Freddie Vazquez of Puerto Rico followed in the 31st position with the 15-year-old stallion Bachelor 4 (Baloubet du Rouet x Grosso Z), Hector Florentino of Dominican Republic finished 37th with the 10-year-old mare Heliante Ter Wilgen (Chin Chin x Surrealist van’t Paradijs), Argentina’s Alexis Trosch escorted him 38th box with 9-year-old mare Cantara Z (Cadence van T Gelutt) and Mexican rider Eugenio Garza with the 16-year-old gelding Bariano (Jetset-D x Skippy) were eliminated.