北京时间5月9日14:00开始的上海GCT最重要的一场比赛——大奖赛1.6m级别在掌声雷动中完美落幕。比赛共三轮,第一轮的前18名骑手进入第二轮比赛。在第二轮比赛中零罚分的骑手共同进入第三轮争时赛,零罚分且用时最短的骑手和马匹将获得十六万八千美元奖金。最终,荷兰骑手Harrie Smoulders和他的“赤兔马”——15岁的比利时母马Regina Z得到了胜利女神的眷顾。

与昨天阴雨连绵的天气相反,今天艳阳高照,第一轮比赛中表现最佳的前18名选手获得了进入第二轮的资格。

比利时和英国选手成为第一轮的赢家,5名英国选手(Ben Maher, Jessica Mendoza, Scot Brash, Michael whitaker, JohnWhitaker)、4名比利时选手(Olivier Philippaerts,Peter Devos, Gregory Wathelet, Constant Van Paesschen)进入第二轮。其中,比利时年轻骑手Olivier Philippaerts以79.10秒的最快成绩在第一轮中排名第一。

骑手和马匹休息1个小时后,第二轮比赛准时开始。最后8名选手以零罚分的成绩进入最终轮。

英国选手是第二轮的大赢家,有三名骑手(Jessica Mendoza, Michael Whitaker和 Scot Brash)进入争时赛。JessicaMendoza,这位17岁的年轻英国小将以73.29秒的绝好成绩排名第一迈入争时赛。另外瑞士、比利时、日本、哈萨克斯坦、荷兰各有一名骑手进入争时赛。

惊心动魄的争时赛在观众雷鸣般的掌声和骑手碰杆时的叹息交织中达到了两天比赛中的最高潮。显然英国骑手的赢面最大,但在比赛中,未到最后一刻,都无法断定输赢。经过两轮紧凑的比赛,骑手们和他们的爱马的体力都已经消耗不少。争时赛比拼的绝对是马匹的耐力、速度和骑手的大局观。

争时赛中障碍数量减少到9道,瑞士骑手Pius Schwizer的10岁母马Caretino非常引人注目,因为它是赛场上个头最小的马匹。小巧玲珑的Caretino表现一点都不必其他高头大马差,它的跳跃能力和全场视野在场上数一数二,仅以0.7秒之差落后于今天的冠军,荷兰选手Harrie Smoulders和他的搭档Regina Z。后者的成绩为33.57秒。英国三人组中,表现最佳的是Michael whitaker,他和13岁的骟马Viking一起拿到了第三名,成绩为34.99秒。

 

明天是上海浪琴冠军赛的最后一天,让我们一起猜测哪位骑手将捧起Massimo Dutti奖杯。

May 9th afternoon beijing time, 14:00, thebiggest grand prix competition enter into a show of power and speed, and heart.Two athletes and one dream, the final win after 3 rounds is the toughestchallenge during the 3 day competition,1.60 M 3 rounds with jump off, GrandPrix with 168,000.00 USD belongs to Dutch rider Harrie Smoulders with his superbrave, and fast Belgian horse, 15 years old mare, Regina Z.

Perfect weather helps top 18 riders in thefirst around go directly into the 2nd round. The first round could be assumedas qualification, since the top 18 riders are the best results horse-ridercombination, regardless of pole or time penalty.

During the first round, British and Belgianriders become the two country teams who enter the most number into the secondround. 5 British riders ( Ben Maher, Jessica Mendoza, Scot Brash, Michael whitaker,John Whitaker), smoothly entered into the 2nd round. 4 Belgian representativeriders with Olivier Philippaerts as the best result in the 1st round.

With roughly 1 hour break for the rider andthe horse , the 18 riders are challenged with the 2nd round Grand prix, 11riders ended with penalties, 8 riders succeeded into the final jump off.

Among the 8 riders , 3 British ridersdominate including Jessica Mendoza & Michael Whitaker & Scot Brash. JessicaMendoza from Great Britain the youngest rider in the show rode amazingly with73.29 seconds. 1 Swiss rider Pius Schwizer, 1 belgian rider Pieter Devos, 1Kazakhstan rider Kamal Abdullah Bahamdan and 1 Japanese rider Taizo Sugitani,today’s champion Harrie Smoulder with Regina Z.

It seems the Great Britain has theoverwhelming chance to win, but we can never tell in the highest level of showjumping competition, since everything is possible at the arena. With 2 initialtough rounds, both the horse and rider are under greatest challenge in terms ofpower, persistence, and speed.

First to go , Rider Pius Schwizer with his10 year old mare Caretino finish a perfect time in the 9 fences jump off, 34.20 seconds, with 0.7 second behind today’sChampion. British team are respectively placed at 3rd place (Michael whitakerwith Viking), 5th place ( Scot Brash with Hello M’lady) , 6th place( JessicaMendoza) . Rider Kamal Abdullah Bahamdan with his 14 years old mare Noblessedes Tess is ranked at the 4th place.

Let’s expect who will be the last winner oftomorrow’s Massimo Dutti trophy?