Great victory for the leader of the Latin Ranking with advantage near the 3 seconds before the number 2 of the world and leader of the Pan-American ranking Kent Farrington. Gustavo Prato from Argentina fourth. (Photo © Jack Mancini)
The third date of WEF 4 and week CSI 4* was Chilean winner by Samuel Parot in the dispute of FEI $35,000 Illustrated Properties 1.45m, with the participation of 35 pairs on the course designed by the American Steve Stephens.
As the speed class, Parot leader of the Latino Ranking stopped the clock in 53.65 seconds with the 9-year-old gelding Dazzle White (Calvin Z x Narcos II) owned by Parot and marking the first victory of 2017 for the Chilean and first in the Winter Equestrian Festival this season, adding 50 FEI Ranking points.
Again presenting a technical field by the designer, it seemed unattainable the time record by Kent Farrington, until the arrival of Parot, with a rhythm that would be unbeatable by the rest of the participants. The second position would end up in power of the Pan American Ranking leader and world number 2 Kent Farrington, who completed his round in 56.28 seconds with 11-year-old gelding Sherman D’Amaury (Kannan x Quick Star) owned by Farrington, Haity McNerney & Daniel Crown, to be the best result with this horse since his last victory on February 15, 2014, but mounted by Kent since last year.
The third position was Kristen Vanderveen of the United States, Wednesday’s winner of the speed class, but now with time of 56.49 seconds with Bull Run’s Faustino of Tili (Berlin x Darco) managed to add 40 World Ranking points.
The Latin delegation was present with good results, commanded by Samuel Parot like a winner, Gustavo Prato of Argentina was getting the fourth place to add 35 World Ranking points that will add to his February account, finishing his fast pace in 56.98 seconds with the 12-year-old mare Carna Z (Crown Z x Grannus) owned by Equus Forte LLC. Also within the points another Argentinian got the target, this time was Ignacio Maurin with Nenuphar’Jac (Cumano x Pidayack) owned by Stransky’s Mission Farms, Inc. in 60.46 seconds.
Out of the points were the Venezuelan Emanuel Andrade with Ricore Courcelle (Quaprice Bois Margot x Alme) in the 19th place with 2 fouls, Santiago Lambre and Dingeman (Nintender x Darnels) of Mexico with 4 fouls in 25th place, Pedro Muylaert with 4 fouls in 28th place in the company of Cellagon Corray (Caretino x Corrado I), Eduardo Menezes also of Brazil with Quantador 3 (Fifth real x Cornet Obolensky) totaling 9 faults in the 31st position and the Puerto Rican Freddie Vazquez escorted him of 32th with 10 fouls along with Zippo Z (Zandor Z x Rebel I Z).