Italian Rep. Luca Maria Moneta snatched victory from yesterday’s winner Bertram Allen of Ireland by 6 hundredths of a second. Tomás Cabbage from Chile ninth. (Photo © Moises Basallote)
In a very disputed final Italian rider Luca Maria Moneta managed to snatch the second consecutive victory to the yesterday winner’s Bertram Allen of Ireland, with a formidable demonstration and completely attached to his strategy in the jump-off to complete his course in 36.68 seconds with the 16 year-old gelding Neptune Brecourt (Cavador Cumano x Kayack).
Overcoming a group of best 10 ranked in the tiebreaker, Moneta was credited 50 World Ranking points with its result plus 6,150 Euros, while the fast Irish rider Bertram Allen escorted him in 36.74 seconds along with the 10-year-old stallion High Valley stall (Obourg x Kashmir Van Schuttershof) was satisfied with the 45 points of the second place. Completed the Top 5 Graham Gillespie of Great Britain in third place with a time of 37.97 seconds and the 13-year-old mare Laverin de Saar (Laverin x Tertarossa), followed in fourth by Jos Verlooy of Belgium with 10-year-old gelding Gaston van T Steentje (Action-Breaker x Heartbreaker) in 39.10 seconds and fifth Billy Twomey of Ireland recording 39.88 seconds with Eindhoven GH (Vaillant x Sheraton).
For the Latin Ranking Chilean Tomás Couve was in the ninth position completing his two double clear round with To Jump of Kerglenn (Cassini x Diamant of Semilly) in time of 41.01 seconds. On the other hand Bernardo Naivellan also of Chile followed him in the 20th position completing his field in 4 faults with Daisy du Grand Moustier (Quaser of L’lle x Fiji Du Fleury), the Colombian Carlos Lopez in place 26th with Ulhane de Conde (Jarnac x Corland) and Dayro Arroyave in 29th with Amelie 113 (Adlantus As x Landor S), both with 4 fouls and Pedro Veniss of Brazil accumulated 8 fouls in the 32nd place with Tresor de Varende (Espirit de Conquete x Apple de River) .