The class was conclusive for Venezuela making to did one-two for South American with the victory of Barrios and secondly to Emanuel Andrade in a jump-offof 15. (Photo © Alberto Pacheco).
Second day and second week of activities in the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival 2015 and really good start for the Venezuelan duo Pablo Barrios and Emanuel Andrade who achieved first and second place in the class $8,000 1.45m with a jump-off.
For Barrios represented his first victory of the season in Wellington, during which time it has done the necessary adjustments and putting tones their horses, as it envisions in the near future, more stringent tests with good money and points to distribute for the FEI ranking.
Determined from the first turn and feeling the good chape of your mare Zara Leandra, Barrios was removing each jump course designed by Belgian Luc Musette in the regular round, ensuring their pass to the jump-off in a class that started with 47 competitors, of which 15 returned to determine the winner.
The victory of the Venezuelan couple was a certain advantage, completing its journey in 40.233 seconds over the rest of the classifieds, who only managed to approach the barrier of 42 seconds, being just another Venezuelan, Emanuel Andrade who would be nearer to the point to gain entry within 40 seconds, but 937 milliseconds, to escort the winner; while the third was for the American rider McLain Ward.
Important beginning to Pablo Barrios that alternate his two main horses in the most important class during the 12 weeks of activity of the WEF, as will Zara Leandra and Antares.
While the second week closed with the grand prix on Saturday that will distribute $50,000, the third week will feature four events of $34,000 each and a grand prix of $127,000 where Barrios will seek a good result.
FINAL RESULT $8,000 1.45M:
1.- ZARA LEANDRA/PABLO BARRIOS $2,375 0/0/40.233
2.- AD CLOUWNI/EMANUEL ANDRADE $1,350 0/0/40.937
3.- DULIEN VAN DE SMEETS/MCLAIN WARD $800 0/0/42.689
4.- ADARE/LAUREN HOUGH $650 0/0/43.391
5.- CHANEL B 2/VICTORIA COLVIN $550 0/4/39.808
6.- BALANCE/LILLIE KEENAN $450 0/4/43.197
7.- PARATROOPER/LAURA KRAUT $400 0/4/45.769
8.- COCO BONGO/ERIC LAMAZE $350 0/4/46.065
9.- TINKABELL/RODRIGO PESSOA $300 0/4/47.161
10.- WIRMA/BRIANNE GOUTAL $275 0/8/42.116
11.- QUOINTREAU UN PRINCE/LAURA CHAPOT $250 0/8/42.281
12.- DEAUVILLE S/NICK SKELTON $250 0/8/43.791
13.- COBERLINA/PETER LUTZ 0/8/48.388
14.- TOUCHDOWN/CAITLIN ZIEGLER 0/10/51.161
15.- GOLDBREAKER/AMANDA DERBYSHIRE 0/EL