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The 17-year-old young rider Lucy Deslauriers from United States got her second win of the week during the $60,000 TransCanada Winning Round 1.50m class to get 50 World Ranking Points.
With 30 pairs participating in the event and 10 returning for the winner’s round on the course designed by Venezuelan Leopoldo Palacios, Lucy Deslauriers accompanied by the 12-year-old gelding Hester (Wandor van de Mispelaere x Palertro Vd Begijnakker) completed her presentation in 51.11 seconds, to win again in a folded class of big stars.
Second place was for the biggest moneymaker in Spruce Meadows history, as has been the Canadian Olympic medalist and former world No. 1 Eric Lamaze, getting very close to take his first win of the 2017 season in time of 51.46 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Chacco Kis (Chacco-Blue x Come On), but had to settle for escorting the young and surprising Lucy Deslauriers.
For the Top 5 they were in third place Yann Candele of Canada with a time of 53.60 seconds, fourth place for Daniel Bluman of Israel in 53.83 seconds and fifth place for the Canadian Tiffany Foster in 53.92 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking the Brazilian Rodrigo Lambre was eighth with the 10-year-old gelding Chapilot (Chacco-Blue x Pilot), completing his field in 4 fouls and 52.47 seconds. Equally they obtained World Ranking Points the Mexicans Patricio Pasquel and Francisco Pasquel, obtaining the first 11th place in 4 faults and 71.95 seconds with the 13-year-old gelding Careyes (Convert x Landgold) and Francisco it followed in 13th, next to the 9-year-old gelding Manzano (Numero Uno x Artos Z) in 4 faults and 74.26 seconds.
The best seed of the class was US McLain Ward to finished in 14th with the 10-year-old mare HH Callas (Albatros x Quattro B) totaling 4 fouls.