José Alberto Martínez won the Ciudad de Mexico Grand Prix 2017.

Mexican rider José Alberto Martínez hung the clear round to take the victory in the Ciudad de Mexico Grand Prix of CSI3* Valle de Bravo. (Photo © sectur cdmx)

 

Mexican rider José Alberto Martínez won the 2017 Ciudad de Mexico Grand Prix at the conclusion of the CSI3* Valle de Bravo week.

Looking José Alberto Martínez at home and leading the first four positions for Mexicans rider, secured the victory with an excellent and perfect jump-off round alongside the 11-year-old gelding No Limint (Nekton x Laval II), to take 50 World Ranking Points.

Rounding out a regular round of 25 pairs, only 5 riders returned to the jump-off with the world number 323 José Alberto Martínez at the head of the group, registering a time of 39.54 seconds in what was their third FEI victory, after debuting this year in those lides.

Although José Alberto Martínez marked a clear advantage against Alfredo Ramírez Piedra and his 13-year-old gelding Red Gold who occupied second place in 45.89 seconds, the best jump-off time was achieved by Andrés Azcárraga with the 10-year-old stallion Contendros 2 (I x Drosselklang II) in 38.88 seconds, but they knocked down a fence that placed them in third place.

The fourth place and completing the Mexican control in the final order was Alberto Balas with the 10-year-old stallion Courage (Namelus R x Ferro), being his result of 4 fouls in 40.41 seconds and for the fifth place in what was the last qualifier to the jump-off, was escorted by Argentine rider Fabian Sejanes with the 12-year-old mare C. Amalia Z (Crown Z x Damiro B) in 43.44 seconds.

Also Rodrigo Lambre of Brazil was very close to the classification, but exceeded the time allowed in 56 hundredths of a second on course designed by Manuel Esparzan, to be penalized with 1 off with the 10-year-old gelding Chapilot (Chacco-Blue x Pilot) and finishing in sixth place.

 

Final Results