Israel’s Daniel Bluman did just enough to begin the week by taking the first win and securing 50 World Ranking Points. (Photo © Shawn McMillen Photography)
Israeli rider Daniel Bluman completed a formidable course at the $40,000 Sovaro FEI Speed Stake, marking the beginning of the CSI4* Hampton Classic week.
Adjusted for his strategy on course designed by Irishman Alan Wade, Daniel Bluman perfectly led his 10-year-old mare Bacara d’Archonfosse (Asca Z x Kannan), completing his round in 61.50 seconds.
Adding his second 2017 FEI win, Daniel Bluman was able to maintain a distance of 70 hundredths of a second against the best Latino Ranking representative, the Brazilian Luiz Felipe de Azevedo achieving a good result and securing 45 World Ranking Points with the second place, obtaining a time of 62.20 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding Collin (Colandro x Amethist).
For third place Richie Moloney of Ireland managed a round in 62.74 seconds with the 10-year-old stallion Ypaja Yando (Quinar x Lasino) and American Lauren Tisbo seized the fourth place alongside the 8-year-old mare Jeleena de Muze (Tornedo FCS x Chin Chin) in 63.93 seconds.
Returning to the Latino Ranking Luis Pedro Biraben of Argentina culminated in fifth place to take 30 FEI Ranking Points with his position, to be accompanied by the 8-year-old gelding Colorado (Coronas x Lenardo) in time of 64.22 seconds. Also scored points the Mexican rider Alberto Michan, who finished tenth with the 10-year-old mare Handy van Hd (Tinka’s boy 89.7275 x Nabab de Reve) scoring a time on 68.16 seconds.