Showing his accustomed class in speed class, the Chilean Samuel Parot added 50 points to the World-wide Ranking with its victory in a Latin domain, being escorted in the second place by the Brazilian Eduardo Menezes. (Photo © ManciniPhotos)
The third day of the Holiday & Horses CSI 4* in Wellington had a Latin role with the victory of the Chilean Samuel Parot and the second position for the Brazilian Eduardo Menezes.
The speed class designed by the American Anthony D’Ambrosio with 44 pairs, served for the dispute of the $35,000 Dever 1.45m Classic and the great victory of the ex-leader of the Latin Ranking Samuel Parot, who appeared with the 12-year-old gelding Quick du Pottier (Hurlevent de Breka x Cuba) owned by Parot, stoping the clock in 59.22 seconds to earn 50 FEI Ranking Points and a prize of $11,550.
Undoubtedly, the result marked a good beginning of November for the Chilean, who came from third place in the yesterday’s FEI class, which already accumulates important points that will certainly strengthen him in the broadest of the Latin Ranking and will scale several Rungs in the world ladder.
For the second place Eduardo Menezes and the 12-year-old mare owned by the Brazilian Caruschka 2 (Caspar x Continue) completed the route in 60.36 seconds, adding 45 World Ranking points, in what was undoubtedly a very disputed class between both Latinos. The third place would end up in the possession of another speedy rider such as Irishman Richie Moloney and his 15-year-old gelding Alsvid (Shield I x Azur) owned by Equinimity LLC in 61.12 seconds while completing the top five in the fourth Taylor Alexander in 62.27 seconds and New Zealander Sharn Wordley fifth, setting a time of 62.29 seconds.
For the Latinos who reached the one-two with Parot and Menezes, also finished in the points the Venezuelan rider Luis Larrazabal in the eighth position tying with the Canadian Tiffany Foster when registering same time of 62.24 seconds, being presented with the 9-year-old gelding G and C Close Up (Eurocommerce Washington x Cobra), while the Dominican Maria Brugal closed the group with points in the 16th place with the 11-year-old mare Southern Comfort (Corrado I) in 68.91 seconds.