American Jack Towell left his adversaries with no chance under the lights of Central Park in New York, beating Daniel Bluman and Kristen Vanderveen. (Photo © Sportfot)
American rider Jack Towell flew in the U.S. Open $40,000 CSX FEI Speed Class, marking the beginning of the 2017 Rolex Central Park Horse Show.
Leaving his opponents with no chance, Jack Towell completed the course designed by Brazilian Gilherme Jorge evaluated by Table C in time of 53.53 seconds. Assuring 50 World Ranking Points with his result, the American was presented with the 11-year-old gelding Lucifer V (Lord Dezi x Grandina) owned by Evergate Stables LLC.
With a tight and complicated course, Jack Towell decided the actions at the end of the class, beating the Israeli rider Daniel Bluman with his 10-year-old mare Bacara D’Archonfosse (Asca Z x Queen D’Archonfosse) recording a time of 55.75 seconds, while the third place was for fast Kristen Vanderveen of the United States next to the 12-year-old stallion Bull Run’s Faustino de Tili (Berlin x Bijou Van de Vijfheide) in 51.98 seconds, but a knockdown pole left her in 55.98 seconds.
Completed the top five Amanda Derbyshire of Great Britain with the 9-year-old mare Luibanta BH (Luidam x Mibanta) in fourth place, setting a time of 57.13 seconds and American rider Lucy Deslauries with the 12-year-old gelding Hester Van De Mispelaere (Wandor Van De Mispelaere x Winde), completed her course in 57.26 seconds.
By the Latino Ranking Alberto Michán of Mexico was the most outstanding occupying the sixth place with the 11-year-old gelding Gigolo van de Broekkant (Heartbreaker x Sinaeda) in time of 58.62 secgundos and secured World Ranking Points, like Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade with his 12-year-old mare Reus de la Nutria (Zandor Z x O’Haras De La Nutria) in ninth place, with 4 fouls being added a final time of 64.00 second and Colombian rider Roberto Terán finished 12th accompanied by the 12-year-old gelding Brilliant Du Rouet (Balou Du Rouet x Faretana) in 69.60 seconds. Out of the points was the former Latino Ranking leader Chilean Samuel Parot, finishing his round in 73.46 seconds with the 14-year-old gelding Atlantis (Andiamo x Dodana W) in 17th place.
Best seed and World No. 1 Kent Farrington of the United States and his 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Camantha) completed a very relaxed course in 74.83 seconds to finish 20th.