Shane Sweetnam took the last win of the week, repeating to beat David Beisel and Karl Cook. Luis Pedro Biraben, Ignacio Maurin, Gianni Gabrielli and Emanuel Andrade highlighted. (Photo © Sportfot)
Irish rider Shane Sweetnam took his second win of the week, to close the 2017 Tryon Summer 2/TR & HC Charity CSI 4* by leading the jump-off round in the $35,000 Tryon 1.50m Challenge CSI 4*.
The class with 25 pair in a course design by Alan Wade of Ireland, had only five returns to the jump-off, with 35.58 seconds being unbeatable time for Shane Sweetnam, giving him 50 World Ranking Points. This week’s winner of the $35,000 Tryon 1.45m Speed Stake with his 16-year-old stallion Cyklon 1083 (Cardento x Cortus), repeated tight on a fast pitch and perfect strategy, increased to 26 the number of victories for the pair.
For second and third place finished the American riders David Beisel and Karl Cook, obtaining a time of 36.55 seconds for Beisel with the 12-year-old stallion Ammeretto (Number One x Goodtimes) and 37.73 seconds for Cook with the 10-year-old gelding Caillol 24 (Casall x Corrado I). The last double clear round of the afternoon was by the Welcome Stake’s winner this week Lacey Gilbertson, recording a time of 38.35 seconds with the 10-year-old mare Baloppi.
For the Latino Ranking there were four riders, but only Luis Pedro Biraben from Argentina managed to qualify for the jump-off, occupying the fifth place in a field of 4 fouls and 44.64 seconds along with the 8-year-old stallion Eres Tu. Then there were the Argentineans Ignacio Maurin and Gianni Gabrielli, seizing the sixth and seventh place, both with good course of 4 fouls regular round, accompanied Maurin by the 16-year-old gelding Nenuphar’Jac (Cumano x Pidayack) and Gabrielli with the 9-year-old stallion Dimodo (Quasimodo Z x Calvados). The followed in eighth place by Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade, marking 4 fouls in 74.77 seconds with the 12-year-old mare Dipssy.