New French victory with Epaillard in leading plan this time in CSI5* Casas Nova of Spain beating Hans-Dieter Dreher from Germany and Ireland Billy Twomey. Performances of Bernardo Alves, Marlon Módolo Zanotelli, Lucy Davis, Lauren Hough, Alberto Michan. (Photo © Oxer Sport)
Becoming another class the jump-off of the Trofeo NH Collection Hotels was launched a week CSI5* Casas Nova in Spain and victory for the French Julien Epaillard, who held an overwhelming pace to take an advantage of 1.66 seconds.
The height of 1,50mts. that provided for the first points class to the World Ranking, the French led the competitions with Cristallo A LM (Casall x Corofino * GFE) to lead a 18-jump-off classified aggregate 45 pairs who were present at the regular round, it is 40% for very high effective competitors in the final round. With a time of 34.52 seconds, Julien exceeded the German Hans-Dieter Dreher and Embassy II (Escudo I x Silvio I) that were most able to close in 36.08 seconds to finish in second place.
And in third place the Irish Billy Twomey distanced by more than 2 seconds behind the winner with his 13-year old gelding Tin Tin (Cavalier x Animo), last double clear round in lowering the barrier of 40 seconds to 37.88 seconds.
The best five completed by two Spanish riders to the delight of the public, being the fourth Julio Arias and Reggae du Tillard (Jarnac) recording 40.52 seconds and Eduardo Alvarez Aznar fifth with Chatman (Carinjo x Lasino) in 40.69 seconds.
While competition ended with a total of 7 double clear, Latino representatives and PAEC Ranking representatives could not deliver two perfect rounds, being the Brazilian Bernardo Alves the best placing in the standings in the tenth with Agatha D Ecaussinnes (Schilling x Darmen Lys) in 4 fault jump-odd and 38.79 seconds. Latino Ranking leader Marlon Módolo Zanotelli from Brazil ranked 13th with Captain Chaos 8 (Con Air x Landaris) also knocking a rail in 41.09 seconds. Meanwhile the American Lucy Davis and Curtis 72 (For Pleasure x Nabab de Reve) initiated the group of non-classified the jump-off when it exceeded the time allowed to be penalized with one foul in 19th place, Laura Kraut ended with 4 fouls in No. 27, Alberto Michan of Mexico knocked down two obstacles to a total of 8 faults at 37 and Brazilian Felipe Amaral completed with 12 faults presentation at 42.