The French former World Ranking Leader Simon Delestre won the two classes of third day in Verona, sweeping with the aspirations of the other riders and adding important points. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
Former World Ranking Leader Simon Delestre of France got the second victory of the day and sweep with two classes at CSI5* Jumping Verona.
Highlighted in previous speed class, now Simon Delestre accompanied by the 12-year-old gelding Chesall Zimequest (Casall x Concerto) owned by M.Benoit Zimmermann et M.S.H. SA, leading the jump-off round with 6 classified riders to marking a time of 42.24 seconds and be the first of two double clear rounds that completed the €92,000 Franco Tucci, to take 100 World Ranking Points.
Although the world number 18 Simon Delestre, his day ended adding 150 FEI Ranking Points with his two victories, profiling a resurgence in his ranking positions to try to reach a leadership that was already in his power.
The second place and last double clear round was for Maikel van der Vleuten of the Netherlands in 45.66 seconds showing up with the 11-year-old horse Salomon (Stolzenberg x Aramis) owned by Marta Ortega and third place Max Kühner from Austria, accompanied by the 9-year-old stallion Alfa Jordan (Air Jordan Z x Lancelot) owned by Butkus Arunas + New Sport Reitpferd, accumulating 1 fault in 52.06 seconds.
Completed the jump-off in fourth place Niels Bruynseels of Belgium with the 11-year-old mare Gancia de Muze (Malito de Reves x Nimmerdor), scoring the best time in 41.75 seconds plus 4 fouls, followed by the Swiss Olympian gold medalist Steve Guerdat with the 11-year-old mare Cayetana (Robin II Z x Papillon Rouge) in 42.15 seconds and sixth place was another former World Ranking Leader with Daniel Deusser of Germany, recording a time of 43.23 seconds with the same 4 fouls next to the 14-year-old gelding Cornet d’Amour (Cornet Obolensky x Damiani).
In the Latino Ranking the current leader Pedro Veniss of Brazil stood out, finishing in seventh place in an excellent presentation with the 12-year-old mare For Felicila (For Pleasure x Espri) owned by EURL C. Eole & SARL C. Epona, remaining outside the jump-off by exceeding the time allowed by 31 hundredths of a second. On the other hand Rene Lopez of Colombia did not achieve the same effective to totalize 13 faults in his presentation with the 11-year-old gelding Big Brother (Untouchable 27 x Great Corrado) in time of 77.60 seconds and occupying the 38th place.