Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano maintained his winning streak at the CSI5* Longines Masters opening in Paris. (Photo © Sportfot)
Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano maintained his winning streak at the CSI5* Longines Masters opening in Paris, adding another 2017 win.
Disputing the Masters One Laiterie de Montaigu that distributed €24,600 and being the first CSI5* FEI class on course designed by Dutchman Louis Konickx, the Italian rider Emanuele Gaudiano commanded the jump-off round in time of 34.88 seconds with the 8-year-old stallion Chalou (Chacco Blue x Baloubet du Rouet) to take 50 World Ranking points.
Collecting Emanuele Gaudiano 22th 2017 FEI victories, today the Italian rider showed the way and beat the Belgian Pieter Devos with his 11-year-old stallion Gin D (Clinton I x Skippy II), who finished in 36.01 seconds and third place was Frenchman Edward Levy, along with 11-year-old stallion Sirius Black (Calisco du Pitray x Laudanum) in 37.09 seconds, meaning the last double clear round.
The tie-breaker round that had the participation of 7 riders, left a Top 5 with the four-time Canadian Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze, represented the most outstanding by the Pan American Ranking riders in fourth place in time of 36.17 seconds, but accumulated 4 fouls with the 14-year-old mare Fine Lady 5 (Forsyth FRH x Drosselklang II), while fifth place was for another former world number 1 Daniel Deusser of Germany, totaling 8 fouls in 40.58 seconds with the 14-year-old gelding Cornet D’Amour (Cornet Obolensky x Damiani).
Also scored FEI Ranking points for the Pan American delegation, Chloe Reid in ninth place with the 10-year-old stallion Comarco (Darco x Orame) and the best seed and world number 1 Kent Farrington with the 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris), exceeding both the time allowed and were penalized with 1 foul.
For the Latino Ranking Carlos Lopez of Colombia stood out finishing in 15th place, allowing him to add World Ranking points with the 9-year-old mare Ulhane de Conde (Jarnac x Corland) in 4 fouls and 65.65 seconds.