French rider Pierre Alain Mortier led the final day in a one-two for his country with Alexandra Paillot occupying the second place. (Photo © Raynald Aubert)
French rider Pierre Alain Mortier returned the victory to France, when he dominated the jump-off round at home for the CSI4* Rouen closing.
Showing the way in the jump-off round by Pierre Alain Mortier, he perfectly deciphered the course designed by Gregory Bodo and recorded a time of 34.34 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Just Do It R (Action Breaker x Baloubet du Rouet ), which represented 50 World Ranking Points.
The French who finished one-two, the protagonists in this opportunity were Pierre Alain Mortier in first place and the amazon Alexandra Paillot with the 10-year-old gelding Tonio La Goutelle (Ogrion des Champs x El Paso Platiere) took second place in 34.61 seconds.
For third place Irma Karlsson of Sweden cut the French dominance in time of 34.83 seconds with the 15-year-old mare Balahe (Baloubet de Rouet x Flamingo) and again the home riders took control of fourth and fifth place with Patrice Delaveau finishing fourth with the 9-year-old gelding Urcos de Kerglenn Hdc (Toulon x Diamant de Semilly) in 35.30 seconds and fifth place Timothee Anciaume with the 9-year-old mare Undoctra d’Helby (Indoctro x Quidam de Revel) in 35.90 seconds
By Latino Ranking the best located was Colombian rider Rene Lopez in a distant 34th place, being his result of 4 faults in 73.92 seconds with the 8-year-old mare Cevrine du Banney Z (Chippendale Z x Papyrus de Chivre) and not achieving points. Likewise, also Colombian Mark Bluman remained within 4 fouls regular round and occupying 37th place with the 9-year-old mare Ingrid 10 (Kashmir Van Schuttershof x Exploit de Roulard).
The pair of Brazilian riders Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho with the 11-year-old stallion Chacito (Chacco-Blue x Daimler) and Marlon Módolo Zanotelli with the 12-year-old stallion Rock’N Roll Semilly (Diamant de Semilly x Apache d’Adriers), exceeded the time allowed and both were penalized, being better Luiz Felipe at 53rd and Marlon finished 55th in 9 faults.