The Brazilian rider Yuri Mansur completed an excellent week and finished with a perfect final by winning the Longines King George V Gold Cup. (Photo © hickstead.co.uk)
The Brazilian rider Yuri Mansur take the victory in the €200,000 Longines King George V Gold Cup, being the only perfect course in the class.
Representing one of the most important victories of his career, Yuri Mansur completed a perfect week by adding his first two 2017 wins plus being part of the winning team in the FEI Nations Cup.
Only 4 riders qualified for the jump-off, Yuri Mansur along with the 11-year-old mare Babylotte (Dollar du Murier x Concorde) owned by Euro Stables, became the only ones to complete their double clear round and 57.52 seconds to secure 130 World Ranking Points.
For the second place Ruben Romp of the Netherlands, he got a better time than the winner in 54.60 seconds, but downed a pole accompanied by the 12-year-old mare Audi’s Teavanta II C Z (Treasure x Ahorn), while Keith Shore of Great Britain occupied third place with the 14-year-old gelding Mystic Hurricane (Tornado x Magic Motion) totaling 4 fouls in 57.63 seconds.
Completed the Top 5 Patrick Stühlmeyer finished fourth with the 14-year-old stallion Lacan 2 (Lando x Contender) to close the jump-off round in 8 fouls and 54.37 seconds, followed by Irish rider Shane Sweetnam in fifth place with the fastest 4-foul course in the regular round.
For the Pan American Ranking Lauren Hough of the United States finished in sixth place, registering 4 fouls in 77.84 seconds with the 12-year-old mare Adare (Royal Bravour x Burggraaf) and Reed Kessler in a distant 21st place with accumulated 8 faults.
Going to the Latino Ranking led by the winner Yuri Mansur, did not count with the same solidity his compatriots Pedro Muylaert totaling 9 faults in the 23rd place with the 10-year-old stallion Prince Royal Z MFS and Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho finished with 13 faults next to the 11-year-old stallion Chacito (Chacco-Blue x Daimler) in the 27th place. Finally the Mexican rider Patricio Pasquel retired.