Comfortable victory in speed class for British Scott Brash who obtaining a near advantage of 3 seconds before Swiss Martin Fuchs. Carlos López, Eduardo Menezes and Enrique González within points. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
The third day of the Longines Global Champions Tour at Mexico had an Olympic medalist and former number 1 as the main protagonist, getting a comfortable victory in the speed class for Scott Brash of Great Britain.
Registering a time of 68.84 seconds with 11-year-old mare Hello M’Lady (Indoctro x Baloubet du Rouet), Brash dominated the fourth commitment of the week and valid as second class for the Global Champions League, where his team Miami Glory is placed at the head, thanks to his outstanding performance. For second place Martin Fuchs of Switzerland followed him almost 3 seconds more slower in 71.64 seconds with 10-year-old stallion Chaplin (Verdi x Concorde), getting both riders good World Ranking points in a competition that distributed €271,600 representing 150 points for the winner and 130 points for second place. They were followed in the third by Simon Delestre of France with Hermes Ryan (Hugo Gesmeray x Ryon d’Anzex) in time of 73.92 seconds and fourth Maikel van der Vleuten of Netherland with VDL Groep Arera C (Indoctro x Voltaire) in 75.15 seconds.
By the Latino Ranking Carlos López of Colombia finished fifth, to be the most outstanding of the delegation in time of 75.55 seconds with Cuplandra (Upgrade x Metall), Eduardo Menezes of Brazil was seventh in 77.20 seconds with Quintol UQuintender x Cento) and Mexican Enrique González with Chacna (Chacco-Blue x Narew XX) occupied ninth place in 77,74 seconds. With no luck for this competition, Andrés Azcárraga and Jaime Azcárraga of Mexico finished 27th and 30th, followed by the Brazilian Yuri Mansur in 32nd, completing Mexicans Patrico Pasquel in 34th, Antonio Maurer in 37th, Federico Fernández in box 38th, Antonio Chedraui 40th and Gonzalo Azcárraga retired.