The US rider and number 16 of the world was impeccable in her victory with Deauville S at Wellington to beat Brazilian Jose Roberto Reynoso and Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade. (Photo © Sportfot)
The outstanding American rider and Olympic medalist Laura Kraut was simply a Mater, to take the victory in $25,000 Progressive Nutrition Grand Prix, in what was the second day of competitions of the 2017 ESP Spring I at Wellington.
With an unbeatable time of 38.62 seconds in the tiebreaking round, Kraut number 16 in the world and number 3 at the Pan American Ranking was able to gain enough advantage with 11-year-old gelding Deauville S (Diamant de Semilly x Lux Z) in a complicated course design by Ken Krome, arranged for 35 pairs to regular round.
Being only 5 to classified to the jump-off, the Latin delegation stood out with the performances of the Brazilian Jose Roberto Reynoso occupying the second place and the Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade, who for second day in a row finished in third place. For Reynoso who showed up with 12-year-old mare Azrael W (Chin Chin x Voltaire) got a time of 39.29 seconds, while Andrade was slightly slower in 41.42 seconds with 10-year-old gelding Boy IV (Sandro Boy x Lansing).
Also participating were Paulo Santana from El Salvador finishing eighth, Pablo Barrios from Venezuela was ranked 18th, Vasco Flores of Puerto Rico at box 26th and Salvadoran Juan Bolaños was retiring.