Second day, second class and second victory for McLain Ward of the United States with his horse HH Carlos Z, meaning the third exit for the pair and three consecutive victory achieved on Sunday. Ian Millar finished second. (Photo © Rebecca Walton)
Wellington Masters continued with dispute of $50,000 Jumpers CSI3* at a height of 1.60m to be the winner for the second consecutive day the American McLain Ward.
To McLain No. 8 in the world and third at PAEC Ranking who came to defeat yesterday with HH Carlos Z (Chellano Z x Voltaire), he repeated the dose with the same 14-years-old gelding owned by Double H Farm to set a time of 37.52 seconds in the jump-off. With the result Ward adds its second win in consecutive days of the Masters, but is the third to get as duo with HH Carlos Z FEI contest Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday, representing certainly a very curious fact in this type of events.
The second place went to the Canadian Ian Millar and 13-years-old gelding Dixson (Vigo d’Arsouilles x Olisco) owned by Susan & Ariel Grange, managing to complete its journey in time of 39.72 seconds, with the top two spots the only lowered the barrier of 40 seconds. Third in 41.72 seconds was occupied by the Amazon Maggie Mc Alary with 14-years-old mare HH Ciske van Overis (Celano x Darco) owned by Double H Farm, which ultimately end up as the main protagonist of the competition.
The last double clear would be held by Katherine Dinan on a tour conservative time of 47.69 seconds with Nougat du Vallet (Scherif d’Elle x Saphir d’Elle), while closing the top five Californian Richard Spooner and Big Red (Ludwig von Bayern x Lamoureux I) with a letdown pole for a total of four faults in the jump-off and 42.93 seconds.