Lorenzo de Luca and Halifax van het Kluizebos overcame a complicated group of 5 qualify to jump-off, completing their round in 36.30 seconds. Federico Fernández of México best latin in seventh place. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The second day of the first leg at Longines Global Champions Tour in Mexico had as main figure the Italian Lorenzo de Luca. Registering a time of 36.30 seconds in the tiebreaking round with 10-year-old stallion Halifax van het Kluizebos (Heartbreaker x Pas Fetish), de Luca was credited €30,360 plus 100 World Ranking points.
The current number 11 of the world Lorenzo de Luca set the pace against Belgian Niels Bruynseels and 11-year-old mare Angel van T Hof (Chin Chin x Nabab de Reve), who escorted him in second place with a time of 37.52 seconds. Completed Top 5 in third place the Dutchman Leopold van Asten with VDL Groep Beauty in 37.99 seconds, followed in the fourth place by former world number 1 Daniel Deusser of Germany completing with the fastest time of the jump-off in 35.43 seconds with Happiness van’t Paradijs (Obourg x Quick Lauro Z), but they demolished a rail, like the Belgian Jerome Guery and Garfield of Tiji Des Templiers (Quasimodo Z x Gldspring de Lauzelle) who stopping the clock in 35.50 seconds in fifth place.
For the Latino Ranking obtained FEI Ranking points the Mexican Federico Fernández and Brazilian Yuri Mansur. In the case of Fernandez he finished in seventh place with Guru (Ard Vdl Douglas x Clover Brigade) exceeding the time allowed of the regular round to be penalized with 1 foul and Mansur with Quartz de la Lande (Jenny de la Cense x Timorrak Des Isles) totaled 4 fouls in 11th place. Out of the points were Antonio Chedraui with 9 fouls in the 24th place, Jaime Azcárraga with 12 fouls was 28th, Andrés Azcárraga accumulated 21 fouls in the 37th position, Antonio Maurer with 25 fouls in 38th and Enrique González and Patricio Pasquel was retired, all from Mexico, while the Colombian Carlos López ran with the same bad luck of the retirement.