Nicolas Pizarro from Mexico and his horse Ares guided the Banorte Grand Prix in its second week at Mexico City. (Photo © Archive)
Mexican rider Nicolas Pizarro won at home the Banorte Grand Prix CSI3* in his second week, achieving an advantage of 20 hundredths.
With a tight finish Nicolas Pizarro took the victory in the most important class of the week, completing a jump-off round with 5 riders classified in 46.09 seconds with the 11-year-old stallion Ares (Cardento x Zandigo).
Representing 80 World Ranking Points, the world number 205 and Latino Ranking number 20 Nicolas Pizarro kept a short distance before his closest rival, managing to overcome Patricio Pasquel by 20 hundredths of a second, who registered a time of 46.29 seconds, but only Nicolas Pizarro left with double clear round, while Patricio Pasquel demolished a pole with the 8-year-old stallion Pomerol (Vivaldi du Seigneur x Corrodo I).
The third place was also from Mexican Alfredo Ramirez Piedra with the 13-year-old gelding Red Gold in a 4 fouls round and 53.44 seconds, Juan Pablo Jimenez Torres with the 10-year-old gelding Relic LS (Quintero La Silla) followed in fourth place totaling 8 fouls in 46.57 seconds and finally closing the qualifiers group Luis Alejandro Plascencia with the 9-year-old stallion Davinci (Verdi x Concorde) accumulating 18 faults in 60.50 seconds.
For the winner Nicolas Pizarro, the today’s victory represented the third in 2017 and now accumulates 8 FEI wins in his career.