Irish rider Bertram Allen was unbeatable for second day of the CSI 5* Longines Global Champions Tour by liquidating Belgian rider Olivier Philippaerts and American rider Jack Towell. Participating were Yuri Mansur, Eduardo Menezes and Emanuel Andrade. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The second day of CSI 5* Longines Global Champions Tour of Hamburg served for a new sample of the Irishman Bertram Allen and his qualities as the fastest rider in the world, simply being unbeatable with 13-year-old mare Molly Malone V (Kannan x Cavalier).
With the participation of 43 pairs and 9 who would return for the tiebreaking round, Bertram Allen was confident at course designed by German Frank Rothenberger, getting a time of 39.95 seconds to take 80 World Ranking points. Near the fight for first place, Belgian rider Nicola Philippaerts finished in 40.29 seconds with 9-year-old stallion Iker (Ogano Sitte x Up To Date) taking second place, while American rider Jack Towell stayed with third place, after finishing his jump-off round in 40.70 seconds next to 11-yearold gelding New York (Verdi x Watzmann).
The Pan American Ranking representatives were felt among the 5 best classified, when the effective rider Laura Kraut of United States occupied the fourth position, in a time of 41.47 seconds with 12-year-old stallion Hello Guv’Nor (Diamant de Semilly x Papillon Rouge Normandie), while fifth place was taken by Laura Klaphake from Germany, accompanied by 9-year-old stallion Catch me if you can (Catoki x Acordplus) in 41.50 seconds.
Going to Latino Ranking the most outstanding was Yuri Mansur of Brazil, getting the 15th position to earn FEI Ranking points, completing his regular round in 4 fouls and 69.92 seconds with 13-year-old stallion Unika Ask (Corrado I x Caretino). With not chance to take points was Eduardo Menezes of Brazil in 23rd place, exceeding the allowed time and being penalized with 1 foul to totalize 5 faults in 72.58 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Sunshine (Diamant de Semilly x Hardi) and Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade demolished two poles to complete his presentation in 8 fouls along with 10-year-old gelding Boy IV (Sandro Boy x Lansing) in 30th position.