Argentinian rider Maximiliano Turcumán celebrated his victory at home by winning the FEI World Cup of El Capricho, including a car as part of the first prize. (Photo © Haras El Capricho)
Argentine rider Maximiliano Turcumán celebrated his victory at the CSI2*-W El Capricho in Argentina, crediting the FEI World Cup Qualifier.
The course designed by German Frank Rothenberger had a total of 32 pairs animating the grandstand in Haras El Capricho, presenting as always an unequaled environment of the Argentine show jumping and enjoying the jump-off round with 6 classified riders, which were led by Maximilian Turcumán.
Being the only perfect round of the afternoon, Maximiliano Turcumán with the 12-year-old stallion Cuatro Soles Principito (Palermo) completed his double clear round in an intelligent and conservative course, but at the end it would pay off to take the victory in time of 50.79 seconds, which ensured 30 World Ranking points and a car as part of the first prize.
Always adhering to his strategy from beginning to finish, world number 1,880 Maximilian Turcumán took his first FEI victory in a tough fight among classified riders to the jump-off, thus adding 30 points to the 30 points he had accumulated to present, which included a third place in the World Cup of Sol de Mayo this year as his best result and a fifth place at the beginning of November in the CSI2* San Jorge Village.
For second place Santiago Orifici of Argentina marked the fastest round in 43.53 seconds, 7 seconds less than the winner, but he knocked down a pole to total 4 fouls next to the 11-year-old gelding Bugatti vd Nortside (Unaniem x Burggraaf), what would have represented his second FEI victory of the month, after precisely having been the winner in the CSI2* San Jorge Village.
The third place remained in the hands of the home riders with Eduardo Pérez and his 14-year-old stallion Letterman VDL, recording 4 fouls in 44.79 seconds for his jump-off round, while fourth place was taken by Chilean rider Carlos Milthaler with the 10-year-old gelding Con Top (Caspar x Graf Top) in 4 fouls and 45.09 seconds.
Completed the top five qualifiers of the FEI World Cup of El Capricho Nicolás Elustondo of Argentina, accumulating 4 fouls in 47.21 seconds with his 12-year-old mare Tres Coronas Lambada and closing Martin Moschini in sixth place the jump-off, knocking down two poles for a total of 8 fouls in 44.21 seconds with the 13-year-old mare Winbishi Caloudina.