French again placed in the top of the standings with a clear round in speed class, beating Germany’s Christian Ahlmann. With participation of Audrey Coulter, Lucy Davis, Carlos Lopez, Alberto Michan and Rene Lopez. (Photo © ecuestreonline.com)
Good start to the week for the Frenchman Roger Yves Bost on the 12 years old stallion Pegase du Murier (Adelfos x Le Tot de Semilly) in speed class, where the Mitsubishi Trophy was played at an high of 1.45m. in course designed by Javier Trenor.
With an allowed time of 67 seconds 44 pairs with 16 clear round placing the fastest time of 52.62 seconds Bosty, to make a difference on the German Christian Ahlmann of almost two seconds, who was presented with the 14 years old gelding Aragon Z (Askari x Kolibri), recording 54.20 seconds slate to occupy second place.
Secured the win for the French, the third place went to the British rider Laura Renwick and Helador Hybris (Diamant De Semilly x Cannonball) recording 54.55 seconds, while being escorted in fourth place by the Irish Denis Lynch on his 15 years old gelding Abbervail van het Dingeshof (Nonstop x Jus de Pomme) who stopped the clock at 55.44 seconds.
To complete the top five of the speed class on the fifth, the Belgian Pieter Devos with Dax van d’Abdijhoev Equipharma (Desir du Chateau x Clinton), owned by Stal Devos Dv were fight to complete his round in 56.25 seconds.
Rank by PAEC and represent Latin American Ranking Audrey Coulter was the most outstanding in eighth place with his 11-year gelding Alex (Arpeggio x Mon Cheri), owned by Copernicus Stables, Llc, adding points to the World Ranking in court with not faults and 59.26 seconds. Meanwhile Lucy Davis near the scorecard FEI in 16th place with Curtis 72 (For Pleasure x Nabab de Reve), last clear round competition in 66.01 seconds. Latinos already spending the better located was Colombian Carlos Lopez, winner of the Grand Prix star last year here in Madrid, but without much luck to appear in this class the total down a rail and 4 fouls in 56.21 seconds in the 24th. Equally as Mexican Alberto Michan and Carusso LS La Silla (Montebello La Silla x Joost) knocked down a jump in time of 59.79 seconds and end in 27 place, while Rene Lopez of Colombia with 4 fouls too and superior time 65.50 seconds, fell to 38th.