Second victory for the number 2 in the world and leader of the Pan American Ranking in great exhibition during the tiebreaker, valid for the classification of the Grand Prize. Samuel Parot and Yuri Manzur within the points. (Photo © Sportfot)
Kent Farrington of the United States and leader of the Pan-American Ranking in a class full of great stars including Olympic medalists and current numbers 1, 2 and 3 of the world, achieved its second victory of the WEF, dominating the $130,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Rnd 7 CSI 5*.
Olympic medalist and number 2 of the World Ranking, Farrington pleaded the competition with a sample of its great quality in the jump-off with the 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris) to register a time of 33,92 seconds.
Valid to qualify for the Grand Prix on Saturday night and part of the Ruby et Violette Series was the first time to win the American, on the course designed by Anthony D’Ambrosio for a total of 56 pairs.
The second place with only 22 hundredths of a second above finished the Irish Conor Swail with 12-year-old mare Flower (Bon Ami x Randel Z) in 34.14 seconds, followed in the third place by the Japanese Karen Polle and With Wings (Larino x L.Ronald), a 14-year-old gelding to mark a time of 34.24 seconds.
The best for the Latin Ranking was its leader Samuel Parot occupying the seventh place with the 14-year-old gelding Atlantis (Andiamo Z x Royal Bravour L), being its time the fastest of the jump-off in 33.26 seconds, but it demolished a rod to totaling 4 faults thus adding 45 FEI Ranking points. The Brazilian Yuri Mansur also managed to score points when finishing in the 10th place with the mare Babylotte (Dollar du Murier x Concorde) in field of 8 fouls and 33.68 seconds.