The world’s fastest rider Bertram Allen repeated a second time in Longines Maters of Hong Kong to overcome now Speed Challenge in a duel of winners beating Briton John Whitaker. (Photo © longinesmasters.com)
In another demonstration of speed the world’s fastest rider Irish Bertram Allen sealed their second victory in the Longines Masters of Hong Kong after winning yesterday, repeated in what was a real duel winners from Allen and British veteran John Whitaker.
With the participation of 21 pairs the Longines Speed Challenge was held at a height of 1.45m and a bag to distribute $95,000 where Bertram Allen and Quiet Easy 4 (Quidam’s Rubin x Zapateado) a 12-year-old gelding owned by Quainton Stud added their second win in consecutive days, to lead the competition in time of 58.03 seconds and taking a advantage of 61 hundredths of a second on the winner of the previous class John Whitaker was presented this time with 12-year-old gelding Lord of Arabia (Cassini II x Carry) owned by P. Sultan Saud, completing the journey in 58.64 seconds.
Transforming the Challenge in a change of positions in the top three places from the previous competition, third place went to the Swiss Pius Schwizer second in the Airbus Trophy, driving the 9-years-old gelding Balou Rubin R (Balou du Rouet x Couleur-Rubin) owned by Rütimann Werner & Schwizer, overcoming the barrier of 60 seconds in 60.33 seconds.
The top five this time was completed by the French Patrice Delaveau in the fourth place with a quick round with the 14-years-old mare Ornella Mall HDC (Lando x Alligator Fontaine) in 58.46 seconds, but a knockdown was added 4 seconds for a total of 60.46 seconds, while fifth place was the Dutch Maikel van der Vleuten and 14-years-old mare Kisby (Kaiserwind x Lohberg) stopping the clock at 60.73 seconds.