Martin Fuchs dominated the jump-off round beating Niels Bruynseels of Belgium and Maikel van der Vleuten of the Netherlands. Carlos Lopez only Latino inside the points. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The first Grand Prix of the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour was won by the Swiss Martin Fuchs, after yesterday gave a sample so he came to finish in second place. Today again with 10-year-old stallion Chaplin (Verdi x Concorde) did the right thing in the tiebreaker to gain 150 World Ranking points, where he currently holds the 35th position.
The class that distributed €320,000 a total of €105,600 went to Fuchs’s hands getting a time of 37.07 seconds, before a group of 6 classified to the jump-off including the winner while Belgian Niels Bruynseels managed to stop the clock in 37.58 seconds to the second place with 11-year-old mare Gancia de Muze (Malito de Reve x Nimmerdor). Unlike the accustomed to the development of the Grands Prix in the LGCT, the Mexico City Cup only had a regular round for 25 pairs and a tiebreaker that was completed by Maikel van der Vleuten of Netherlands in the third place, Lorenzo de Luca of Italy fourth, Bertram Allen of Ireland fifth and the German Daniel Deusser sixth being the best seeded of the Grand Prix.
For the Latino Ranking only scored FEI Ranking points Carlos Lopez of Colombia, ranking 12th in a round of 4 fouls and 82.14 seconds with 10-year-old mare Cuplandra (Upgrade x Metall). Without much luck the other two representatives in the competition totaled 12 faults in the regular round each, being the time of Eduardo Menezes of Brazil better in 82,08 seconds to occupy the 18th position with Quintol (Quintender x Cento), while the Mexican Enrique Gonzalez did it with greater problems in 98.30 seconds with Chacna (Chacco-Blue x Narew XX).