The Brazilian rider Cassio Rivetti won in France to earn 50 World Ranking points and first 2017 win. Alexandre Fontanelle of France in second and Douglas Lindelöw of Sweden third. (Photo © psvphoto.com)
Brazilian rider Cassio Rivetti took the win at CSI 4* Bourg en Bresse, dominating the €30,000 Prix Intersport on course designed by Italian Uliano Vezzani, bringing the South American to add 50 World Ranking points.
Being 72 pairs of such extensive class, a total of 14 riders obtained their classification for the jump-off, led by Cassio Rivetti in time of 39.50 seconds with 9-year-old stallion UT Majeur de Brecey (Diamand de Semilly x Quouglof Rouge) owned by Van Dijck J&F, representing the first FEI win of 2017 for the most outstanding Latino Ranking. The second position was French rider Alexandre Fontanelle accompanied by 14-year-old gelding Prime Time Des Vagues (Diner’s Time x Helios D’Aumont) recording a time of 40.62 seconds and third Swedish Douglas Lindelöw next to 12-year-old gelding Zacramento (Cardento x Cortus) in 42.20 seconds.
With 7 double clear rounds that finalized in the class, the Top 5 was completed with Lalie Saclier of France in fourth place in a time of 42.57 seconds net to Tescari’Jac (Jac Potes x Shogoun II) and fifth place was Abdelkebir Ouaddar of Morocco with Saphir du Talus (Diamand de Semilly x Voltaire) in 42.59 seconds.
For the Latinos who were well represented with Cassio Rivetti like a winner, they could not get another position within the points, leaving Brazilians Yuri Manzur and Joao Victor Castro in 29th and 31st places, both with 4 fouls; Rene Lopez of Colombia accumulated 9 faults in 51st position and Brazilians Adir Abreu Junior in 56th and Luiz Felipe de Azevedo in 62nd to completed the delegation.