American rider Sidney Shulman surpassed British rider Amanda Derbyshire by 82 hundredths of a second. Vasco Flores of Puerto Rico seventh. (Photo © Brenda Carpenter Photography)
The second FEI class of the CSI4* Devon Horse Show & Country Fair 2017 was led by American rider Sidney Shulman, who ended up being the fastest of the $40,000 Devon Int Speed Stake.
With a time of 58.94 seconds, Sidney Shulman took 50 World Ranking points in company of 14-year-old mare Wamira (Oklund x Animo) with his first place, being the advantage of 82 hundredths of a second before the British Amanda Derbyshire, owner of the second place next to 11-year-old mare Lady Maria BH (Cartani x Corrado I). Completed the top five finishes Jimmy Torano in third place but were distant in 63.34 seconds with 9-year-old gelding Day Dream (Zento x Heartbreaker), followed by Jonathan McCrea and 13-year-old gelding Special Lux (Lux x Coille love Hill) in 65.41 seconds, while fifth place was Ali Wolff with 10-year-old gelding Quirie 2 (Cuadrigas M x Quidam’s Rubin) in time of 66.29 seconds.
For Latino Ranking again second class in a row Vasco Flores of Puerto Rico managed to add World Ranking points, occupying the seventh place with 11-year.old mare Calista (Cornet Obolensky x Pontifex), to stop the clock in 70.21 seconds. In case of Alberto Michán from Mexico, he was unable to complete a perfect pitch, resulting in 4 fouls and 67.30 seconds with 10-year-old mare Handy van HD (Tinka’s Boy x Nabab de Reve) to occupy the 18th position.
The best seeded McLain Ward of United States, World No. 2, had no trouble with 7-year-old mare Bellefleur PS Z (Berlin x Quidam de Revel), completing his course in 77.05 seconds to finish in 11th place.