Samuel Parot of Chile marked the route in the speed class to add 50 World Ranking points, beating the Irish Darragh Kenny and the Canadian Eric Lamaze. (Photo © Sportfot)
Ranking Latino leader Chile’s Samuel Parot scored his fourth win at the 2017 Winter Equestrian Festival, after he dominated for the second time the $35,000 Illustrated Properties 1.45m with speed round.
Presenting with 15-year-old gelding Couscous van Orti (Nabab de Reve x Cash), Parot shone again at the International Arena at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington to add 50 World Ranking points with a time of 60.48 seconds in speed class. Today’s victory was the last win by Samuel Parot with Couscous van Orti, because the horse was sale, before a group of 35 pairs on the course designed by Guilherme Jorge of Brazil.
Second place was Irish Darragh Kenny with 9-year-old mare Chanel (Challan x Lordanos) recording 62.24 seconds, while third place was taken by Canadian Olympic medalist Eric Lamaze with 10-year-old mare Thalis de La Roque (Kannan x Quand Viens Tu), in a group of 10 competitors who completed a clear round. The Top 5 finished with Ireland’s Richie Moloney in fourth place in 64.19 seconds alongside Slieveanorrra (Voltaire x Flagmount Diamond) and fifth US rider Laura Kraut in 67.52 seconds with the 11-year-old mare with Touch S ( Con Cento x Capitol I).
For the Latin Ranking in another inspired day for its leader Samuel Parot, concluded within the points the Argentine Luis Pedro Biraben in time of 67.59 seconds with Eres Tu in the sixth place and out of the points the Brazilian Luiz Francisco de Azevedo in 20th place, Jose Roberto Reynoso also from Brazil in box 22nd, Santiago Lambre from Mexico in 26th position, Eduardo Menezes 30th, while Brazilian fellowmen Pedro Muylaert was eliminated.