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.