Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado maintained the good Mexican streak by winning for second class in a row. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)
The International Ring at Spruce Meadows was dressed in green, white and red, when now for the second class in a row, a Mexican was a winner, this time being the protagonist Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado.
Dedicated to this class for riders under 25, Juan Jose Zendejas Salgado led the winning round in time of 46.94 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding Tino La Chapelle (Mylord Carthago x Verdi) in the $35,000 McNerney Family U25 Winning Round, thus securing 50 World Ranking Points and also his first victory of the season in Spruce Meadows.
Having a comfortable advantage on the part of the winner being one of two double clear rounds, the second place was for Karen Polle of Japan, who was determined to add its second victory in consecutive days, but it had to be conformed in escorts to the Mexican, obtaining a time of 49.07 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Little Lord 90 (Lasino x Calato). On the other hand, the American representatives Alex Matz and Adrienne Sternlicht took the third and fourth place, with accumulated of 4 faults each, where Matz presented with the 9-year-old gelding Cashew R (Cassini II x Quinar) and Sternlicht it along with the 9-year-old mare Pembroke (Clarito x Casall).
By the representatives of the Latino Ranking taking the victory with the performance of Zendejas Salgado, they entered inside the points with Greta Matienzo occupying the seventh place with the 10-year-old gelding Quintador accumulating 8 faults and Andres Azcarraga finished eighth with the 11-year-old stallion Al Capone (Candillo x Argentinus) totaling 9 fouls.