World number 2 Kent Farrington of United States dominated the second class of CSI 5* in Antwerp with Sherman d’Amaury, surpassing the Italian rider Piergiorgio Bucci and French Penelope Leprevost. (Photo © news.org)
Olympic medalist Kent Farrington of United States and World number 2, obtained the victory in second day of CSI 5* Jumping Antwerpen at Belgium, to credit itself 80 FEI Ranking Points like best seeded of the class in dispute.
Featuring 11-year-old gelding Sherkan d’Amaury (Kannan x Quick Star) owned by Kent Farrington, Haity Mcnerney & Daniel Crown, the American rider completed a tiebreaker round in 32.91 seconds securing good points to put him in the fight for World Ranking and Pan Am Ranking leadership versus his compatriot McLain Ward, managing to surpass a group of 13 classified in course designed by Belgian Luc Musette. The second place was Italian Piergiorgio Bucci with 13-year-old stallion Casallo Z (Casall x Carthago Z) recording 33.11 seconds, while third place was French rider Penelope Leprevost and 12-year-old stallion Vagabond de La Pomme (Vigo D Arsouilles Stx x For Pleasure) in time of 33.80 seconds. The best time of jump-off round was achieved by Patrice Delaveau of France in 32.56 seconds with Aquila Hdc (Ovidius x Bollvorm’s Lauriston), but he shot down a pole that placed him tenth.
For Latino Ranknig participated Brazilian Pedro Veniss who finished in 25th place and Colombian Dayro Arroyave occupying 31st position, both being out of World Ranking points. For Veniss were 5 faults in his presentation with Quabri de L Isle (Kannan x Socrate de Chivre) and Arroyave totaled 8 fouls next to Uppercut Libellule (Jarnac SF x Papillon Rouge).