Brazilian rider Marlon Modolo Zanotelli was brilliant in his tiebreaking round, securing victory against Belgians Wouter Devos and Gilles Thomas. Beezie Madden fourth. (© FotoRoyal.be)
The Brazilian Olympic team member Marlo Modolo Zanotelli, secured the victory in the €35,000 Grand Prix in Beervelde at Belgium and 50 World Ranking Points.
After dropping considerable positions in the World Ranking, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli has been slowly regaining the lost ground, and today was no exception to dominate a complicated and demanding Grand Prix designed by the Dutchman Louis Konickx.
With 44 teams encouraging the regular round, 12 riders would return to the tiebreaker and 8 of them house riders, but Marlon Modolo Zanotelli with the 13-year-old gelding Extra Van Essene (Diamant de Semilly x Gotthardsen) owned by Victoria Vargas D’Agostino, Knocked down any aspiration by stopping the clock in 41.29 seconds.
Former Latino Ranking leader Marlon Modolo Zanotelli, who currently ranks third among the best Latinos and has also climbed 23 places in the last FEI Ranking, already collects two victories this month, where he will undoubtedly continue in franc promotion in the remainder of the year.
For second place Wouter Devos secured his third class taking second place, completing his course in 42.08 seconds with the 13-year-old gelding Emporio Van T Holeinde (Fetish du Pas x Acorado) and fellowman Gilles Thomas escorting him to third box with a time of 44.25 seconds accompanied by the 10-year-old gelding Cantario (Casero I x Cantus).
Another outstanding was the four-time US Olympic medalist Beezie Madden and representative of the Pan American Ranking, completing her tour in 45.74 seconds with veteran teammate Simon (Mr. Blue x Polydox), an 18-year-old gelding owned by Abigail Wexner, occupying the fourth place.
Also for the Latino Ranking Colombian rider Dayro Arroyave participated with the 9-year-old mare Infinity (Cicero Z568000 x Ditmar 85,514), but could not appear within the points at the end of 19th, after he downed two poles and totaled 8 fouls in 81.42 seconds.