Second victory in the CSI5* Paris Masters for a home rider and difference of 15 hundredths of a second to Kevin Staut could overtake the Swiss duo of Steve Guerdat second and Martin Fuchs third. Kent Farrington with fourth place. (Photo © Longines Masters Paris)
Second day in CSI5* Longines Paris Masters and good results for representatives of PAEC Ranking and Latino ranking, but the main protagonist was the world number 14 Kevin Staut of France.
In a class that distributed 24,500 Euros and 50 world ranking points to the winner, Staut marked the second victory for a French rider, after Patrice Delaveau did yesterday and now on the 10 years old gelding For Joy Van’t Zorgvilet Hdc (For Pleasure (of) Hann x Heartbreaker), owned by Coudrettes Des Haras, marked a time of 38.15 seconds in the winning round to clarify the rule of the house, facing a public that has caused each jump performed.
The fight for the lead was not simple, as the Swiss Steve Guerdat who came to tie in his previous two appearances at the third an fourth place, something definitely curious to remember, was just 15 hundredths of a second behind the winner with his 9 years old mare Albfuehren’s Happiness (Heartbeat x Lambrusco Ask) in time of 38.30 seconds. In what looked like a one-two by the Swiss, avoiding it Staut with his presentation, the third place went to Martin Fuchs and Uzo van het Hobos Z (Up to Date Miltoo x Chellano Z) in 38.55 seconds.
The best representative of PAEC Ranking was No. 2 in the world Kent Farrington of the United States of America with 9 years old mare Gazelle (Kashmir will Schuttershof x Indoctro), who heels to Fuchs with 38.56 seconds, just 1 hundredth second to occupy fourth place. For Latinos the Brazilian duo of Bernardo Alves and Pedro Veniss they will owned to the eighth and ninth respectively, to add points to they account in December of the World Ranking. For Alves did with the mare Agarha D Ecaussinnes (Schilling x Lys Darmen) setting a time of 41.72 seconds and 4 fouls, while Veniss on Anya Ste Hermelle (Andiamo x Paladin des Ifs) another mare 9 years old, knocked down two rails to total eight faults in 42.06 seconds.
The world No. 1 Britain Scott Brasch did not pass the first round with the mare Hello Annie (Contendro I x For Pleasure) occupying place 11th with 4 faults in 67.10 seconds.