The Spanish rider Julio Arias won at home the Grand Prix at CSI2* Mijas Autumn Cup 2017 of the Costa del Sol Equestrian Tour. (Photo © Costa de Sol Tour)
Spanish rider Julio Arias took at home the victory of €24,600 Masters Grand Prix, for the closing of the CSI2* Mijas Autumn Cup 2017 week.
When the regular round of 63 pairs began on course designed by Portuguese Bernardo Costa Cabral, all eyes were on British rider Laura Renwick, who had come to fulfill an important streak of victories, but today the Spanish rider Julio Arias was in charge of cutting them, after Renwick finished at a distant 48th place.
After qualifying 11 riders to the jump-off, all the protagonism and support of the public was focused on two of his riders, who ultimately led by Julio Arias would finish one-two in time of 40.85 seconds with the 8-year-old gelding Jimcy du Lys (Quincy x Venu du Theuil) plus 50 World Ranking Points and second place was Gerardo Menendez with 10-year-old gelding Costello DC (Cassino x Stakato) in 41.14 seconds.
The double clear round extended to fifth place with Guillaume Fourier of France in third place next to the 8-year-old gelding Valdocco des Caps (Number One d’Iso x Quidam de Revel) in 42.39 seconds, fourth place Louise Whitaker of Great Britain in 45.64 seconds with the 9-year-old mare Udget du Rozel (Zero x Kannan) and fifth Portuguese rider Duarte Seabra in 47.80 seconds with the 8-year-old gelding Twix v Overis Z (Toulon x Diamant de Semilly).
For Latino Ranking the only one to added FEI Ranking Points was Felipe Guinato of Brazil, occupying the 12th position by representing the more fasted 4-faults regular round in 63.97 seconds with the 13-year-old gelding Zenzero (Kashmir van Schutteshof x Burggraaf). Outside the points were Colombian riders Mauricio Ruiz in 18th place with the 8-year-old stallion Dinky Toy vd Kranenburg (Ugano Sitte x Kimball) accumulating 4 fouls in 66.99 seconds and Dayro Arroyave escorting him ranked 19th with the 9-year-old mare Carla (Casall x Coronado) in 67.07 seconds.
Also participating by Latinos Francisco Mesquita Musa of Brazil totaling 8 fouls in 37th place with the 12-year-old gelding Filou Imperio Egipco (Querlybet Hero x Ahorn Z) and Mexican rider José Alfredo Hernández Ortega on an afternoon for oblivion, accumulated 21 fouls with the 9-year-old stallion Grupo Prom Isidor Carcaletto (Cardento I x Concorde) in 54th place.