The Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca World No. 4 seized the scene to liquidate with quick demonstration the jump-off against the Irishman Bertram Allen. Participation of Lucy Davis and Carlos Lopez. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The second day of the CSI5* Longines Global Champions Tour in Cannes was very intense, when two of the fastest riders in the world faced the victory, getting the best part Italian rider Lorenzo de Luca, who already adds his six 2017 wins with this result.
Giving one of the most representative jumps in the World Ranking for the last measurement, Lorenzo de Luca, today World No. 4, literally flew in the course designed by his fellowman Uliano Vezzani taking advantage of the very aggressive lines and turns, to stop the clock in 37.46 seconds next to the 10-year-old mare Halifax van het Kluizebos (Heartbreaker x Fetiche du Pas) owned by Stephex Stables, which took 80 FEI Ranking Points as winner of the Prix Constance Le Prince Maurice/ Office du Tourime de L’Ile Maurice/Air Mauritius.
Second place was Irishman Bertram Allen with the 9-year-old mare Chanel (Challan x Lordanos) owned by Kerry Anne Llc, registering a time of 38.55 seconds and third place was Ramzy Hamad Al Duhami of Saudi Arabia at 39.76 seconds with the 10-year-old gelding High Quality J (Quadrillo x Nabab de Reve).
The Top 5 was completed by Henrik von Eckermann of Sweden in fourth place with a time of 40.52 seconds next to the 10-year-old gelding Hermes de Mariposa (Canturo x Power Light) and for fifth place Pieter Devos of Belgium with the 9-year-old mare Claire Z (Clearway x Coronado) in 40.69 seconds. On the other hand the best seed of the class a and World No. 2 Daniel Desuse of Germany, had to be conformed to occupy the 30th position, when accumulating 9 faults in its field.
For the Latino Ranking only Carlos Lopez of Colombia participated along with the 9-year-old mare Ulhane de Conde (Jarnac x Corland), exceeding the time allowed and totaling 13 faults in 41st place. For Pan American Ranking US Kerry Mc Cahill was the best in 39th place, Lucy Davis finished 45th and Audrey Coulter with 19 fouls in 47th.