Mexican rider Santiago Lambre returned perfectly to the Tryon International Equestrian Center, securing the first victory of the Tryon Fall III CSI2* week. (Photo © Sportfot)
Mexican rider Santiago Lambre returned perfectly to the Tryon International Equestrian Center, winning the $35,000 Welcome Stake 1.45m.
The class presented by Suncast Commercial and course designed by Mexican Ana Catalina Cruz, had a total of 49 pairs animating the regular round for a later jump-off round with 12 classified riders led by Santiago Lambre and its 9-year-old mare Doloris (Farley VDL x Colinda D), being the only double clear round in 37.60 seconds.
Being the main reference of the Latino Ranking for the first FEI event of the week in Tryon, Santiago Lambre added 50 World Ranking Points in his perfect execution, surpassing Tracy Fenney of the United States with her 12-year-old MTM Reve du Paradis (Crown Z x Semine Kaline) in 4 fouls and 38.07 seconds, while third place was also American Michael Morrissey along with the 9-year-old mare La Lopez 3 (Lenardo x leandra) with 4 fouls in 38.29 seconds.
The Latino Ranking representatives had a very good day managing to add up to 7 of their riders, where Santiago Lambre was dismissed with the victory followed by Brazilian Luiz Francisco de Azevedo in fourth place with a time of 38.42 seconds plus 4 fouls accompanied by 10-year-old gelding Collin (Colandro x Amethist). Argentina’s Luis Pedro Biraben scored sixth in the standings with the 8-yar-old gelding Colorado 210 (Coronas x Lenardo) at 40.03 seconds, former Latino Ranking leader Samuel Parot of Chile escorted him in seventh place with the 12-year-old gelding VDL Aberlino (Corland x Purioso) recording 40.70 seconds and Gianni Grabrielli from Argentina ranked eighth along with the 11-year-old gelding Contenders XC (Concetto I x Contender) in 43.10 seconds, all with 4 fouls in his repetitive jump-off round and Fernando Lozinsky of Brazil totaled 8 fouls in his tiebreaker with the 10-year-old stallion Tamerlan du Poncel (Mylord Carthago x Veneur De Baugy) in 12th place.
Out of the jump-off, but within the points was Brazilian Celso Ariani in regular 4 fouls round with the 9-year-old gelding Ukulman de la Nutria (Quick Star), followed without chance of points by Argentine rider Gustavo Prato in box 17th with the 12-year-old mare Carna Z (Crown Z x Grannus), Brazil’s Adolpho Franco took 24th place alongside the 8-year-old gelding Ekarlus BH (Namelus R x Orame) and Dominican Aida Sanchez Long finished 25th with the 11-years-old gelding Rossco (Lux Z x Puissance). Completed the group Andrea Torres Guerreiro of Colombia in 40th plcae, Stefano Baruzzo of Argentina was 42nd and Ecuadorian Anna Christina Gansauer retired.