With a jump-off of fife double clear the home rider led the group to take advantage of 62/100 on Italian Lorenzo de Luca and 67/100 on French Patrice Delaveau. Pedro Veniss fourth and Kent Farrington sixth. (Photo © Archive)
Great start of day for representatives of home and the victory of Janika Sprunger with Bonne Chance CW (Baloubet Du Rouet x Cambridge) in the Coupe de Geneve, beating Italian Lorenzo de Luca and Homer Reve (Nabab de Reve x Heartbreaker) who he escorted her into second place, but only a minor difference to 1 second separated the first of the fourth.
Starting the regular round with 41 pairs, 14 pass to win their jump-off with a total of five double clear led by Sprunger and de Luca in the top two positions, while the third was occupied by the French Patrice Delaveau with 8-years old mare Leontine Ledimar Z HDC (Lodefever II x Grosso Z) recording a time of 41.75 seconds. The fourth and best representative of the Latin Ranking went to Brazilian Pedro Veniss and Rissoa d’Ag Bois Margot (Quaprice Boimargot Quincy x Artichaut), in what certainly was a very even finish stopping the clock at 41.83 seconds.
To close the competition featured five of the German Marcus Ehning became the last double clear round with Cornado NRW (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) in time of 44.06 seconds, to be escorted by the number 2 in the world US Kent Farrrington, winning yesterday’s Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final presenting this time with the 9-years old mare Gazelle (Kashmir will Schuttershof x Indoctro) and the fastest class time in 38.02 seconds, but his 4 fouls placed him sixth.
Out of the points was the Argentine José María Larocca and Hilary van’t Paradijs (Carabas v/d Wateringhoeve x Malito de Reves) in position 32 at the end of their court on 8 faults and 52.27 seconds.