Guy Williams of Great Britain got his first victory at CSI4* Rouen in France, beating fasted home rider Patrice Delaveau. (Photo © Raynald Aubert)
British rider Guy Williams stood out on CSI4* Rouen – Equi Seine second day, to take the victory in speed class.
The course designed by Frenchman Gregory Bodo had a total of 71 pairs in the speed class, dominated by Guy Williams and his 12-year-old stallion Rouge de Ravel (Ultimo Van Ter Moude x Quouglof Rouge), who stopped the clock in 62.89 seconds and registered 50 World Ranking Points in his month account.
Being a disputed class between British Guy Williams and French Patrice Delaveau escorting him in second place with a time of 63.32 seconds and accompanied by the 9-year-old gelding Urcos de Kerglenn Hdc (Toulon x Diamant de Semilly), the second day had a British domain, not only with the Guy Williams performance, but also occupied the third place with Nicole Pavitt with her 11-year-old mare Areeb OL (Coronet Obolensky x Spartan) in 64.53 seconds.
For the fourth and fifth place the home riders made themselves felt, where Morgan Bordat seized fourth with the 9-year-old mare Uma (Calvaro x Veneur d’Etenclin), completing his field in 65.83 seconds and fifth place Titouan Schumacher with the 10-year-old stallion Atome Z (Amadeus Z*Brimbelles x Toulon) finished in 66.09 seconds.
By the Latino Ranking Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho of Brazil got the last place with points at 16th, exceeding the time allowed and being penalized with 2 fouls in 80.02 seconds accompanied by 12-year-old gelding Chaccomo (Chacco-Blue x Contender). Distant of the points were Mark Bluman of Colombia in 43rd place next to the 11-year-old stallion Gamko S (Heartbreaker x Carthago), his compatriot Rene Lopez recorded the same 8 fouls in 51st place with the 9-year-old gelding Univers de Maugre (Calvaro x Umour du Fenaud) and former Latino Ranking Leader Marlon Modolo Zanotelli accumulated 18 fouls in 65th place with the 8-year-old gelding El Dorado (Indorado x Heartbreaker).