Mexican rider Patricio Pasquel was perfect for his second victory at Spruce Meadows. Rich Fellers of the United States second and Alberto Michan of Mexico fourth. (Photo © Spruce Meadows Media Service)
The great presentation by the Mexican riders in the $35,000 ATCO Connect was led by Patricio Pasquel, who was perfect in his execution to secure 50 World Ranking Points.
Occupying up to seven places, representatives of the Latino Ranking to obtain points, six of them were Mexican and Patricio Pasquel undoubtedly, was who put the colors of the “Tri”, to add his second victory of the season after he won the $500,000 RBC Grand Prix last month.
Rounding out his course in 32.17 seconds for the jump-off, Patricio Pasquel appeared with the 8-year-old stallion Tulum (Chacco-Blue x Captain Paul I), beating American rider Rich Fellers, who finished second with the 11-year-old stallion HTH Crazy For Crown (Crown Z x Carnute) in time of 32.83 seconds. For third place Vladimir Tuganov of Russia, recorded a time of 33.25 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Sinfonie 168 (Satisfaction I x Don Juan).
The Latinos continued to make the difference in the first class of third day in ‘North American’ CSI 5* week, when Mexican Alberto Michan was in fourth place with the 8-year-old gelding Corento vh Dingenshof (Contendro x Tornado) in 33.55 seconds, completing the Top 5 four-time Canadian Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze in fifth place with the 10-year-old gelding Chesney (Indoctro x Kannan) in time of 33.89 seconds.
The group of Mexicans who finished with World Ranking points were Jaime Azcarraga in eighth place with the 11-year-old stallion For Fashion (For Pleasure x Contender), Juan Carlos Martin del Campo next to the 10-year-old gelding Peddington 92 (PRH Poinfex x Polydor) in tenth place, Nicolas Pizarro accompanied by the 8-year-old gelding Carquilot (Carine x Quick Star) and Gonzalo Azcarraga with Quite Nice 5 (Quality x Landor S) in 14th place.