Jane Richard Philips took the win in an incredible way by defeating Bertram Allen as the last in the starting order. Calos López of Colombia finished fourth with the best time. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
With the participation of 56 pairs the second class of 2017 Longines Global Champios Tour Miami Beach was performed, also representing the second leg of famous Tour where the Swiss rider Jane Richard Philips was in charge of sentencing the final jump-off round in the starting order.
For the jump-off round designed by Italy’s Uliano Vezzani, 7 pairs returned and should wait until the end of the race to observe how Jane Richard Philips stopped the clock in 40.86 seconds with 14-year-old gelding Dieudonne Of Guldenboom (Nabab of Reve x Gibramino), securing 80 World Ranking Points and surpassing the fast Irish Bertram Allen. In case of Allen completed his field in 42.13 seconds getting 70 FEI Ranking Points with 10-year-old stallion Hector van d’Abdijhoeve (Cabrio van de Heffinck x Utrillo van de Heffinck). The Top Three finishers was completed by Italian Alberto Zorzi and 11-year-old gelding Cornetto K (Cornet Obolensky x Calido) with 42.26 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking Colombian Carlos Lopez was best time of the tiebreaker in 36.22 seconds, but a takedown a pole sent him from a hypothetical first place to fourth place, in what was certainly a great presentation that earned him 55 World Ranking Points with 10-year-old mare Cuplandra (Upgrade x Metall). Beyond the points were the Brazilians Yuri Mansur and Eduardo Menezes in 23rd and 25th positions, after completing the regular rounds with 4 and 5 fouls each, while the Mexican Alberto Michán totaled 13 fouls in 47th place.
The competition that counted on 8 of the 10 best riders of the World Ranking, had its current leader McLain Ward of United States and also leader of the Pan-American Ranking participating like better seeded, finished in the 30th position with 8 faults and its fellowmen Kent Farrington number 2 of the world, it obtained a better location with 4 faults in 13th position.