The Mexican rider took the first victory of the 2017 Tryon Summer V CSI 2* when exceeding by 3 hundredths of a second to the American rider Abigail McArdle. John Perez and Jorge Andrés Barrera within the points. (Photo © Sportfot)
Excellent start to the 2017 Tryon Summer CSI 2* for Mexican rider Santiago Lambre, after winning the $35,000 1.45m Suncast Commercial Welcome Stake with a very exciting finale in the tiebreaker.
The course designed by Briton Richard Jeffery at the George H Morris Stadium, was attended by 82 pairs whit 31 of them qualifiers to the jump-off, so that Santiago Lambre shining in a tough group with his 9-year-old stallion Ibabco (Nabab de Reve x Darco), stopping the clock in a fast 37.19 seconds. With his result, Lambre was awarded 50 World Ranking Points by getting a very tight advantage of 3 hundredths of a second to his closest follower.
For second place American rider Abigail McArdle tried to set the pace for the tiebreaker, but ultimately completed her pitch in 37.22 seconds accompanied by the 10-year-old gelding Chuck Berry 8 (Chacco-Blue x Watzmann) while third place was also carried by the American Andrew Ramsay recording a time of 37.75 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Cocq A Doodle (Tolan R x Niagara), being if doubt an end of many emotions.
To complete the Top 5 Mattias Tromp was in fourth place with the 9-year-old mare Contessina Della Caccia (Contefino x Cassini) in 38.45 seconds and fifth place Nicole Shahinian-Simpson completed her tour in 39.12 seconds with the 9-year-old mare Akuna Mattata (Quinar x Landwind II).
For the Latino Ranking and counting in the first place with the outstanding performance of Santiago Lambre, they were also able to add World Ranking Points Colombian riders John Perez and Jorge Andrés Barrera. For John Perez, who finished sixth along with the 16-year-old mare Utopia (Ircolando x Notaris) in 39.27 seconds to add 30 points and in the case of Jorge Barrera finished 15th with the 10-year-old stallion Cartouche, in field of 4 faults and 39.41 seconds.