American rider Jimmy Torano took a comfortable victory in tiebreaker round, by moving veteran US rider Leslie Howard, who owns the second place for 2 seconds. Samuel Parot in 11th place. (Photo © Sportfot)
The second FEI day at CSI 2* Tryo May I held at Tryon International Equestrian Center in North Carolina had home rider Jimmy Torano as the main protagonist, getting a comfortable victory with 11-year-old mare Betagravin (Quasimodo Z X Grandeville) owned by North Run & Missy Clark.
In a course designed by Richard Jeffery of Great Britain, a total of 46 pairs animated the regular round, to then give way to tiebreak with 8 classified. That was how Jimmy Torano scored a good clear round and 34.93 seconds, securing 50 World Ranking Points plus $11,550 for first position. Taking a 2-second lead over his closest rival, second-placed 2-time Olympic medalist Leslie Howard was next to 11-year-old gelding Gentille van Spkeveld (Heartbreaker x Capital) with a time of 36.99 seconds. Completed top five finishers in third place Kyle Timm of Canada in 37.01 seconds, fourth place was Sharn Wordley of New Zealand in 37.46 seconds and fifth place for Nick Dello Joio of United States registering 38.17 seconds.
For Latino Ranking took best figuration its leader Samuel Parot of Chile with fasted regular round of 4 faults with 14-year-old gelding Atlantis (Andiamo x Royal Bravour L) in 11th place and Mexican Santiago Lambre in company of 9-year-old gelding Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels) closed the FEI points classified in 16th place, also in a regular round of 4 fouls. Out of the points were Argentinean Ignacio Maurin at 17th, Luis Larrazabal of Venezuela in 20th position, his compatriot Daniela Stransky followed in 25th place, Jorge Andrés Barrera of Colombia in 28th position, Angel Karolyi of Venezuela 30th and Puerto Rican Freddy Vazquez in 35th place.