Frenchman Kevin Staut settled the speed class and last Global Champions League competition, where the Hamburg Diamonds team were named 2017 champions. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
World number 3 Frenchman Kevin Staut was the fastest of the €160,000 Second GCL Competition and secured the victory in the last Global Champions League class.
Getting important points to help him find the route to be the world number 1 again, Kevin Staut of France took the victory in a speed class that signified the conclusion of the Global Champions League, which earned him 130 World Ranking Points.
Introducing himself with the 11-year-old stallion Silver Deux de Virton H D C (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Heartbreaker) owned by Haras des Coudrettes, Kevin Staut stopped the clock in 73.28 seconds to get the first place with his fasted exhibition, beating Belgian rider Pieter Devos with his 13-year-old gelding Espoir (Surcouf De Revel x Laudanum XX) owned by Euro Equitation Bvba – Devos Stable.
For third place Sergio Alvarez Moya of Spain recorded a time of 74.23 seconds with the 16-year-old gelding Carlo (Contender x Cascavelle) owned by Marta Ortega, while fourth place was occupied by Swiss rider Martin Fuchs with the 11-year-old gelding Clooney (Cornet Obolensky x Ferragamo) in 74.36 seconds.
For his part, the Irish rider Bertram Allen finished in fifth place with his result in 74.92 seconds of vital importance, since in the company of the 13-year-old mare Molly Malone V (Kannan x Cavalier) ensured the victory of his Valkenswaard United team this weekend with the Italian rider Alberto Zorzi, who escorted him in sixth place with the 12-year-old mare Gair Light van T Heike (Vigo d’Arsouilles x Darco).
The Pan American Ranking representatives had in the four times Canadian Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze his main figure, occupying seventh place with the 14-yearold mare Fine Lady 5 (Forsyth FRH x Drosselklang II), but he did not win in today’s class, his Hamburg Diamonds team were called 2017 champions.
By the Latino Ranking Eduardo Menezes of Brazil was out of the points in the 18th place, exceeding the time on course designed by Ulinao Vezzani and penalized with 2 fouls next to the 11-year-old stallion Galip (Nonstop x Feo), followed by his countryman and former Latino Ranking leader Marlon Modolo Zanotelli in 33rd place with the 10-year-old mare Celena VDL (Mr. Blue x Chin Chin).