Italian Luca Maria Moneta speed overwhelm the closing of second day in the CSI5* International Longines Horse Show Lausanne, with an advantage near of 4 seconds. (Photo © Scoopdyga – Pierre Costabadie)
The speed class €25,000 Canton de Vaud was dominated and overwhelmed by Italian rider Luca Maria Moneta, when taking an advantage near of 4 seconds.
Leaving no chance for the remaining 26 pairs participating in the course designed by Uliano Vezzani, Italian Luca Maria Moneta also drew a perfect round with 16-year-old Connery (Cordobes II x Polydor) owned by Riders Srl, to mark a time of 61.87 seconds that it was worth to him to add 50 World Ranking Points.
The fifth best rider in his country and current world number 88 Luca Maria Moneta made it clear who was in charge of the conclusion of second day at CSI5* International Longines Horse Show in Switzerland, surpassing home rider Paul Estermann with the 9-year-old stallion Curtis Sitte (Ugano Sitte x Chellano Z) in 65.21 seconds and third place was Swedish Henrik von Eckermann alongside the 15-year-old gelding Cantinero (Cento x Cash) in 66.82 seconds.
Distantes completed the Top five in fourth place the former world number 1 Daniel Deusser of Germany with the 9-year-old stallion Tobago Z (Tangelo vd Zuuthoeve x Mr Blue) in 68.83 seconds and fifth place Swiss Olympic medalist Steve Guerdat with 8-year-old gelding Venard de Cerisy (Open Up Semilly x Djalisco du Guet) in 72.74 seconds.
For the Panamerican Ranking American Amazons Paris Sellon was stood next to the 14-year-old mare Canasta Z (Canabis Z x Caretano Z) in seventh place with a time of 60.76 seconds and 4 fouls, while Jessica Springsteen ranked ninth with the 14-year-old mare Davendy S (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Pachat II) in a field of 4 fouls and 61.98 seconds.
The best seed and world number 1 Kent Farrington of the United States, finished in 15th place with the 11-year-old gelding Sherkan d’Amaury (Kannan x Quick Star), being accumulated of 4 faults in 68.21 seconds.