Brazilian rider Marlon Modolo Zanotelli closed the week of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Valkenswaard with a resounding victory, to avoid the Dutch sweep. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The former Latino Ranking leader and member of the Brazilian Olympic team Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, closed with victory the CSI5* LGCT Valkenswaard.
It represents the number 13 Tour leg, the South American rider Marlon Modolo Zanotelli obtained a formidable course with the 10-year-old mare Celena VDL (Mr. Blue x Chin Chin) owned by Vdl Stud, recording a time of 38.10 seconds and Ensure 100 World Ranking Points.
The class that distributed €92,000 for the 12 best ranked on the course designed by the Italian Uliano Vezzani, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli was able to keep enough distance before the three Dutch riders, who finished occupying the second to fourth place.
That was how Leopold van Asten with the 10-year-old mare VDL Groep Miss Untouchable (Chacco-Blue x Aldatus) finished second in 38.79 second time, for the third Maikel van der Vleuten with the 11-year-old gelding VDL Groep Quatro (Quaprice Bois Margot x Caletto I) finished in 39.56 seconds and fourth place by Eric van der Vleuten with the 11-year-old mare Wunschkind 19 (Casall x Caletto I) in 40.23 seconds.
World No. 1 Kent Farrington of the United States and best seeded of the class did not get his classified to the jump-off, after that he demolished a fence in the regular round with the 10-year-old gelding Dublin (Cobra x Calido), finishing 20th.
For the Latino Ranking led by Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, who added his third FEI victory of the month, also had the participation of the Mexican Enrique Gonzalez accompanied by the 13-year-old gelding Quilebo du Tillard (For Pleasure x Quat’Sous) accumulating 4 faults in 25th place, Eduardo Menezes of Brazil totaled 9 fouls in 40th place with 12-year-old gelding Quintol (Quintender x Cento) and Jose Alfredo Hernandez Ortega did it with a lot of difficulties accumulating 36 faults at 44th with the 11-year-old mare Grupo Prom Carla Columna (Candillo).