World number 8 Scott Brash flew in the second competition of the Global Champions League to settle by 40 hundredths of a second to Frenchman Patrice Delaveau. Yuri Mansur from Brazil sixth. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The second competition of the Global Champions League was won by the world number 8 Scott Brash of Great Britain, who flew to earn 130 World Ranking Points.
As the speed class course designed by Italy’s Uliano Vezzani, individual results had former world champion Scott Brash recording the fastest time of the race in 73.36 seconds with the 11-year-old gelding Hello Forever (For Pleasure x Nimmerdor) owned by Lady Harris & Lady Kirkham. After finishing second in yesterday’s class behind the Portuguese Luciana Diniz, Scott Brash secured his fifth 2017 FEI victory.
For second place Patrice Delaveau of France finished in 73.76 seconds with the 12-year-old gelding Aquila HDC (Ovidius x Bollvorm’s Lauriston), being 40 hundredths of a second slower than Scott Brash, but he got 110 World Ranking Points with his result. Yesterday’s winner Luciana Diniz finished third with the 13-year-old mare Fit For Fun 13 (For Pleasure x Fabriano) in time of 74.20 seconds.
Completed the Top 5 Sergio Álvarez Moya of Spain in fourth place, finishing 2 hundredths of a second above Diniz along with the 10-year-old stallion Charmeur (Numero Uno x Gelha’s Vdl Emilion) and fifth place was Gregory Wathelet of Belgium in time of 74.75 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Coree (Cornet Obolensky x Liberty Life).
By the Latino and Pan American Ranking Yuri Mansur of Brazil completed an effective field in 75.00 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Babylotte (Dollar du Murier x Concorde) in sixth place, which was to add 60 FEI Ranking Points and US rider Jack Towell finished behind in seventh place with the 11-yearl-old gelding Lucifer V (Lord Dezi x Grandeur) in 75.30 seconds. Colombian rider Carlos Lopez scored points for third class in a row, finishing in 11th place this time with the 10-year-old mare Cuplandra (Upgrade x Metall), while the US rider Jessica Springsteen completed the group with points in 15th place with time of 80.13 seconds net th the 10-yearl-old gelding Cynar v. (Clarimo x Alcatraz).
World Number 1 Kent Farrington and best seed of the class did not get a good result with the 10-year-old gelding Dublin (Cobra x Calido), totaling 8 fouls in the 36th place.