The Canadian rider and representative of his country in the last Olympic Games Amy Millar, took the victory in a tiebreaking round against Lucas Porter and Michael Morrissey. (Photo © Sportfot)
Canadian Olympic representative Amy Millar completed a solid round of jump-yoff to win the FEI 2* $35,000 1.45m with 10-year-old gelding Heros (Canadian River x Clinton I). Representing her first win of the Winter Equestrian Festival in FEI events, Millar completed his jump-off round in 39.82 seconds, being the only competitor that managed to reduce the barrier of the 40 seconds to take 50 World Ranking points.
In what ended up being a very disputed round of course designed by the Brazilian Guilherme Jorge, the second position was for the American Lucas Porter and 13-year-old mare B Once Z (Baloubet du Rouet x Laveletto) in 40.29 seconds, third finished Michael Morrissey in 40.56 seconds with 9-year-old mare Chance Ste Hervelle (Calvaro x Hemmingway) and closed the top five Brittni Raflowitz in fourth place in 40.59 seconds with Hope van’t Zorgvliet (Chacco Blue x Darco), while fifth place was for Lauren Crooks recording 40.68 seconds with Columbcille de Reve (Hermes de Reve x Erial Flight).
For the Latin Ranking all its representatives were out of the FEI Ranking points, being the Argentine Gustavo Prato the best placed in the 33rd position in field of 4 fouls with 12-year-old mare Carna Z (Crown Z x Grannus). The Dominican Rogelio Pellerano followed with the same number of fouls in 36th position and Brazilian Paulo Stewart as well as Argentine Ignacio Maurin finished with the same 4 fouls in place 38th and 40th respectively. Alonso Valdez Prado of Peru finished in box 50th, followed by Colombian Jorge Andrés Barrera in position 51st, both with 8 fouls. The Venezuelan Daniela Stransky accumulated 13 faults in the 58th position, the Mexican Luciana Gonzalez Guerra of 59th with 16 fouls, as well as his fellowmen Enrique González in the 60th. The group was completed by Venezuelan Angel Karolyi, retiring during the regular round.