Great victory for Brazilian rider Pedro Veniss at France, surpassing in a very deputy tiebreaker to Irishman Denis Lynch by 1 hundredths of a second. (Photo © RB Presses)
Memorable day for the representative of Latino Ranking Pedro Veniss from Brazil, conquering the €300,000 Grand Prix Rolex at the conclusion of CSI5* Jumping du Chateau de Versailles, with a really exciting final.
Being the difference less than 1 second in first five places, Pedro Veniss won the Grand Prix with 13-year-old stallion Quabri de L Isle (Kannan x Socrate de Chivre) by stopping the clock in 35.19 seconds to get 150 World Rankings points, after fully adhering to its strategy, which yielded important results. Posiss ranked 3rd in Latino Ranking and 76th in World Ranking, Veniss added his fourth victory of the year in FEI events, but nothing simple against a tough opponent like Irish Denis Lynch with 13-year-old mare Echo de Laubry (Virus de Laubry x Feo), who escorted him 1 hundredths of a second slower in second position. Karen Polle from Japan finished third with 14-year-old gelding With Wings (Larino x L.Ronald), which has certainly been an excellent start to this year for her, completing her run in 35.58 seconds.
The fight in the tiebreaker between double clear round extended to 7th place of a total of 12 that qualified with respect to 39 pairs that initiated the Grand Prix, being fourth Italian Alberto Zorzi in 36.11 seconds and fifth Frenchman Patrice Delaveau in 36.17 seconds.
Also participated by Latinos the Colombian Rene Lopez with 10-year-old mare Twig du Velillos (Diamant de Semilly x Tornado D’Hotot), accumulating 4 faults in his regular round to finish in 24th place.
Among the best seeds of the class had World No. 5 Christian Ahlmann of Germany finished in 13th position with 1 foul, the leader and World No. 1 US Kent Farrington ranked 14th with faster 4 fouls field and World No. 3 German Daniel Deusser did it with the same 4 fouls in 18th place.