34-year-old British rider Ben Maher secured his second win of the year at the Longines Global Champions Tour. Emanuel Andrade from Venezuela seventh. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
British Olympic gold medalist Ben Maher reached his second win of the year in the Longines Global Champions Tour after setting the fastest time in the €25,000 Le Prix Renault Mobility speed class.
With the participation of 33 pairs, Ben Maher appeared with the 13-year-old mare Quilata (Quidam of Revel x Latus I) owned by Poden Farms, recording an unbeatable time of 59.91 seconds to earn 50 World Ranking Points, where currently is ranked 44th.
Marking the beginning of second day in 2017 LGCT Paris, British rider Ben Maher gave a clear signal that he is back, to try to climb positions that again place him in the world elite. He were followed by Denis Lynch of Ireland in second place, getting a time of 60.68 seconds alongside the 16-year-old stallion RMF Bella Baloubet (Baloubet du Rouet x Landadel) and third was the Dutch rider Leopold Van Asten with the 10-year-old mare VDL Groep Miss Untouchable (Chacco-Blue x Aldatus) in 62.20 seconds.
The representatives of the Latino Ranking and Pan American Ranking were led by the Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade, stopping the clock in 66.37 seconds with the 12-year-old mare Reus de la Nutria (Zandor Z x Kannan), securing with the result 20 World Ranking Points. For other hand, four American riders finished with points in eighth place Teddy Vlock in time of 69.55 seconds, Lauren Hough was 11th, Laura Kraut in 14th and Audrey Coulter in 16th place.
The best seed and world No. 2 Daniel Deusser of Germany presented with 12-year-old gelding Cortani (Cornet Obolensky x Athletico) to finish 12th in 76.48 seconds.