Four-time Canadian Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze was the fastest in the second day of the Longines Global Champions Tour Roma 2017. (Photo © Archivo / Stefano Grasso)
Four-time Canadian Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze took victory in the speed class on second day of the Longines Global Champions Tour Roma.
Representing Rome the 2017 Tour 14th sleeve, Eric Lamaze knew how to ride in the course designed by Italian Uliano Vezzani, with the 11-year-old gelding Chacco Kid (Chacco-Blue x Come On) to finish in a time of 68.61 seconds.
With the result Eric Lamaze credited 130 World Ranking Points and beating the former world leader to another former World leader and also Olympic medalist Scott Brash of Great Britain, who recorded a time of 69.40 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Hello Forever (For Pleasure x Nimmerdor), being the only riders that culminated under the barrier of the 70 seconds.
The top five in the class were completed in third place by Frenchman Roger Yves Bost “Bosty” a little slower in 71.55 seconds with the 14-year-old stallion Pegase du Murier (Adelfos x Le Tot de Semilly), fourth place Swiss Martin Fuchs alongside 11-year-old gelding Clooney 51 (Cornet Obolensky x Ferragamo) in 74.37 seconds and fifth place was Evelina Tovek of Sweden in a time of 74.39 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Castello 194 (Cristallo x Lifestyle).
Although the representatives of Pan American Ranking were led by Eric Lamaze, the Colombian rider Carlos López also represented the Latino Ranking finished 14th with the 10-year-old mare Cuplandra (Upgrade x Metall), accumulating 4 fouls in 71.18 seconds. Out of the points were the Americans Lillie Keenan and Lauren Hough in 33rd and 43rd places, while for the Latinos yesterday’s winner Marlon Modolo Zanotelli of Brazil did not run with the same luck totaling 12 fouls in 47th place next to the 13-year-old gelding Extran van Essen (Diamant de Semilly x Gotthardsen) and Mexican rider José Alfredo Hernández Ortega finished 52nd with 17 fouls.