Bertram Allen maintained the clear Irish dominance by winning the third FEI event in a row, overcoming Karen Polle from Japan and compatriot Greg Broderick. Federico Fernández from México fourth. (Photo © Equipromotion)
Irish domination continued at CSIO5* Dublin, being now their main international reference and world number 17 Bertram Allen who took the victory.
With 49 pair, the €50,000 Anglesea Serpentine Stakes was played on a course designed by Tom Holden and then made the tiebreak with 21 qualified riders led by Bertram Allen.
Adding 50 World Ranking Points, Bertram Allen presented with the 9-year-old gelding Izzy by Picobello (Cicero Z x Capriano) owned by Ballywalter Farms, stopping the clock in 35.63 seconds and representing the third victory in a row for house riders.
The second place was occupied by Karen Polle of Japan with an effective round alongside the 14-year-old gelding With Wings (Larino x L.Ronald) in 35.88 seconds, while the previous class winner Greg Broderick occupied the third place in 37.08 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding Chinook II (Verdi x Little Rock).
For the Latino Ranking, the Mexican rider Federico Fernández was completing a fasted round in 38.19 seconds to seize the fourth place, which allowed him to add 35 World Ranking Points with the 15-year-old gelding Landpeter Do Feroleto (Landritter x Wangmix), tying in that position with Irish rider Richie Moloney and his 14-year-old Carrabis Z (Canabis Z x Grannusso).
Completed the group by adding points for the Pan American Ranking and Latino Ranking, US Olympic medalist Laura Kraut in sixth place with the 8-year-old gelding Curious George (Codex One x Dutch Capitol), eighth was Lillie Keenan with the 12-year-old gelding Fibonacci 17 (For Feeling x VDL Corlando) and three-time Olympic medalist McLain Ward finished tenth, accompanied by 15-year-old gelding HH Carlos Z (Chellano x Voltaire). On the other hand Yuri Mansur of Brazil finished the jump-off in 4 fouls to occupy the 12th position with the 13-year-old Unita ASK (Corrado I x Caretino) and the Mexican Patricio Pasquel imitated it a little slower round in the 14th place with the 10-year-old gelding Babel (Billy du Lys x High Flyer).