Shane Breen of Ireland added his second FEI victory of the month by standing out in the speed class and taking a nearly 2-second lead over Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet. (Photo © rb press – J. Rodrigues)
Irishman Shane Breen followed his winning streak by dominating the €38,000 Prix Axeria and scored his first win of the CSI5* Valence.
Winner this month at CSI5* Dublin, today Shane Breen added his second FEI win of this month with a fast round alongside 9-year-old stallion Ipswich van de Wolfsakker (Carembar de Muze x Quick Star) in 61.81 seconds.
With his result and gaining an advantage of almost 2 seconds, Shane Breen surpassed the Belgian rider Gregory Wathelet, who finished his route in 63.65 seconds with the 9-year-old stallion MJT Nevados S (Calvados Z x Romualdo), being escorted by French Aldrick Cheronnet alongside 10-year-old gelding Tanael des Bonnes (Watch Me*hoy x Don Pierre) in third place, completing the course designed by Uliano Vezzani in 64.67 seconds.
For fourth and fifth place two former World Ranking leaders figured to complete by German rider Christian Ahlmann with the 12-year-old stallion Cornado II (Cornet Obolensky x Acobat) in 64.85 seconds occupied the fourth place and Frenchman Simon Delestre next to the 12-year-old stallion Chadino (Chacco-Blue x Narew XX) in 64.88 seconds ranked fifth.
For Latino Ranking Colombian rider Rene López finished in 12th place with the last clear round in 80.38 seconds accompanied by the 9-year-old mare Destiny’s Child (Sandro Boy x Corland), adding FEI Ranking Points.
On the other hand representatives of the Pan American Ranking were also able to enter inside the points with the world number 1 Kent Farrington in 14th place next to the 11-year-old gelding Sherkan d’Amaury (Kannan x Quick Star), marking the fastest time of the class in 60.68 seconds, leaving him without a chance his 4 fouls and was escorted by his country woman, the excellent rider Beezie Madden stopping the clock in 62.26 seconds with 4 fouls accompanied by the 8-year-old gelding Con Taggio (Contagio x Golliath Life).
Also Dayro Arroyave of Colombia participated accumulating 12 faults, remained a little behind in 35th position next to the 10-year-old mare Adele (Cassini I x Corrado I)