French rider Roger-Yves Bost took his second win of 2017 in the Longines Global Champions Tour, to be the fastest in opening of second day in Monaco. Yuri Mansur from Brazil fourth. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The second day of the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour in Monaco opened with the fast victory of French Olympic medalist Roger-Yves Bost, representing his second win of the year in the prestigious Tour.
Leaving their opponents with no chance, a total of 49 pairs animated the first class of the day on the course designed by Belgian Luc Musette, where Roger-Yves Bost “Bosty” achieved an unbeatable time of 61.58 seconds with his 14-year-old stallion Pegase du Murier (Adelfos x Le Tot de Semilly), representing 130 World Rankings Points in a class that distributed 155,000 Euros to arrive at the nothing despicable of 111 FEI victories in his career.
For second place Max Kühner of Austria followed with a time of 62.45 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Electric Touch (Untouchable Z x T’is Voltaire) and in the third place yesterday’s winner Gregory Wathelet of Belgium, completed his course in 65.62 seconds with the 13-year-old stallion Eldorado van het Vijverhof (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Omar).
For the Latino Ranking Brazilian rider Yuri Mansur finished in fourth place, recording a time of 67.28 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Babylotte (Dollar du Murier x Concorde) and adding 80 FEI Ranking Points, thanks to his good performance. Out of the points, Marlon Modolo Zanotelli of Brazil too, finished in 24th place after he downed a pole and completed his course in 4 fouls and 68.50 seconds next to the 11-year-old mare Sirene de la Motte (Apache d’Adriers x Uriel D’Orval).
Also the best seed of the class, leader of the World Ranking and leader of the Pan-American Ranking Kent Farrington from United States, obtained a good round in 63.50 seconds, but it demolished a pole that located it with its 4 faults in the 13th place next to the 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris). The other rider who managed to score points for the Pan American Ranking was also American Jack Towell in box 15th, recorded his 4 fouls in 66.86 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Lucifer V (Lord Dezi x Grandeur).