British Olympic medalist and former world ranking leader Scott Brash take the first win of the LGCT Monaco to beat David Will of Germany and Jessica Springsteen of the United States. Marlon Modolo Zanotelli of Brazil sixth. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
Start of the seventh leg in the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour and Monaco as the venue, being the smallest ring on the circuit, but it was difficult for British Olympic medalist Scott Brash to score his second win of the year.
With two victories in 2017 for Scott Brash, the former leader of the World Ranking has accumulated 23 victories in its history within the LGCT, being able to add in this opportunity 50 FEI Ranking Points with its result, finishing in 24.38 seconds its a double phase with the 13-year-old mare Hello Annie (Contendro I x For Pleasure) owned by Lady Pauline Kirkham & Lady Pauline, on course designed for 48 pairs by the Belgian Luc Musette.
The fight remained closed in the top five positions and the difference between first and second place was 31 hundredths of a second, where the German David Will took that second place with the 17-year-old mare Mic Mac du Tillard (Cruising x Galoubet A), while the third place was for the best representative of the Pan American Ranking Jessica Springsteen of the United States, completing its course in 24.75 seconds next to the 14-year-old mare Davendy S (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Pachat II). For fourth place Denis Lynch of Ireland recorded a time of 25.18 seconds with the 16-year-old stallion RMF Bella Baloubet (Baloubet du Rouet x Landadel) and fifth for the Dutchman rider Leopold van Asten with the 11-year-old mare VDL Groep Beauty (For Pleasure x Contender) in 25.42 seconds.
For the Latino Ranking, the Brazilian Marlon Modolo Zanoteli stood out in sixth place with a time of 25.66 seconds accompanied by the 13-year-old gelding Extra van Essene (Diamant de Semilly x Gotthardsen), to take 30 Ranking FEI Points. Also scored points for Mexican rider Enrique Gonzalez in 12th place with the 10-year-old mare Chacna (Chacco-Blue x Narew XX) in time of 29.81 seconds and US rider Paris Sellon completed the group with points in 14th place next to the 9-year-old Cassandra (Caressini L x Cardento).
The class had the participation of world number 1 Kent Farrington of the United States and better seeded of the competition, but did not manage to pass to the second phase, after that it exceeded the time allowed of the first phase to be penalized in 30th position with 1 foul next to the 10-year-old gelding Creedance (Lord Z x Notaris).