Olympic medalist and World Champion Eric Navet revealed his great experience to easily master the second FEI class on the CSI3* Split Rock Jumping Tour. The best Latinos was Santiago Lambre and Roberto Terán. (Photo © Taylor Pence Photography)
Olympic medalist and World Champion Eric Navet of France led masterly on second day of the CSI3* Split Rock Jumping Tour in Kentucky, to take an easy win at the $40,000 Amalaya Investments CSI 3* Welcome, highlighting his experience and Great favoritism.
In a course designed by Brazilian Guilherme Jorge for 41 pairs, a good group of competitors got their jump-off, where Eric Navet led the 15 classified round with 11-year-old gelding Basimodo (Quasimodo Z x Codexco) to take 50 World Ranking points with his victory, stopping the clock in a comfortable and unbeatable time of 39.87 seconds. For second place, the young American rider Eve Jobs, the great revelation in these three weeks of the two Shows in Lexington, completed her round in 43.65 seconds with 10-year-old gelding Tiny Toon Semilly (Diamant de Semilly x Kannan). Hayley Banrhill and Taylor Land escort Jobs in third and fourth place, to be the last two of four double clear rounds that has the class.
For Latino Ranking the Mexican rider Santiago Lambre was the best occupying the fifth place, with a fast demonstration in 39.89 seconds along with 9-year-old stallion Ibabco (Nabab de Reve x Darco), but they demolished a rail that moved them away from the second place, with which it added 30 World Ranking points. Roberto Teran of Colombia followed with a time of 40.11 seconds with 4 fouls in sixth place, riding the 11-year-old gelding Il Rubacouri (Nabab de Reve x Heartbreaker).
Also added FEI Ranking points the Puerto Rican rider Freddie Vazquez when finished tenth with 15-year-old stallion Bachelor 4 (Baloubet du Rouet x Grosso Z) in field of 4 fouls and 45.08 seconds. The Argentine Luis Pedro Biraben followed in 11th, registering a time of 45.69 with 8-year-old stallion Eres Tu and Colombian rider Ilan Bluman completed the group with points in 16th place, when completing his course with 4 fouls fastest in regular round accompanied by 8-year-old gelding Enzo (Verdi TN NOP x Amethist).
Out of the points were Eugenio Garza in 19th, the Latino Ranking leader Samuel Parot of Chile escorted him in 20th place and Juan Manuel Gallego of Colombia in box 21st. Venezuelan rider Alejandro Karolyi was 24th and his fellowman Juan Ortiz doit in 33rd, Stefano Baruzzo of Argentina in 37th, while the other Argentine rider Ignacio Maurin retired.