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Pessoa and HH Palouchin Keep Winning Streak Going in $32,000 G&C Farm 1.45m Classic

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Rodrigo Pessoa and his wonderful Palouchin win another 1.4 class in Wellington. Photo by Sportfot. There were three competitive classes in the International Arena on the opening day of week 10 of the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival. Starting out the day was another win for Rodrigo Pessoa (BRA) and HH Palouchin, owned by Double H Farm, in the $32,000 G&C Farm 1.45m Classic. Following that, another familiar face in the winners circle, Laura Chapot entered again and won the $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m speed class with Bradberry. In the last class, the $6,000 Spy Coast Farm 1.40m Jump-off class, Chapot rode Quointreau Un Prince, owned by Laura Chapot and McLain Ward, to the win.

In the opening class, the $32,000 G&C Farm 1.45m Classic, there were 37 entries and 14 clear rounds over the speed course set by Michel Vaillancourt. The fastest of those was HH Palouchin, guided by Rodrigo Pessoa in 55.57 seconds. Close behind in second was Shane Sweetnam (IRL) and Cyklon 1083 in 56.03 seconds. Third place went to David Will (GER) on Dietmar Gugler's Don Cesar in 57.54 seconds.

Final Results: $32,000 G&C Farm 1.45m ClassicLaura Chapot won both 1.40 classes Wednesday. Here riding Quointreau Un Prince which she owns together with McLain Ward. Photo by Sportfot.

1 HH PALOUCHIN: 1999 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Baloubet Du Rouet x Chin Chin
RODRIGO PESSOA (BRA), Double H Farm: 0/55.57

2 CYKLON: 2001 Swedish Warmblood stallion by Cardento x Cortus
SHANE SWEETNAM (IRL), Spy Coast Farm LLC: 0/56.03

3 DON CESAR: 1997 Westphalian gelding by Drossan x Fruhlingsball
DAVID WILL (GER), Deitmar Gulder Reitsport: 0/57.54

4 HOT WHEELS: 1997 Silla Argentino gelding by Liliputiense
DARRAGH KERINS (IRL), Darragh Kerins: 0/58.19

5 ONISHA: 1999 Holsteiner mare by Caretino x Athlet Z
REED KESSLER (USA), Reed Kessler: 0/58.24

 6 MC GUINNESS: 1995 Irish Sporthorse gelding by Cavalier Royale
RICH FELLERS (USA), Harry and Molly Chapman: 0/58.78

7 CAYENNE 162: 2003 Westfalen mare by Cornet Obolensky x Gonfaron
JOHANNES EHNING (GER), Winley Farm: 0/59.18

8 LET'S DANCE: 2002 Holsteiner gelding
RICHARD SPOONER (USA), Oscany, Inc: 0/59.37

9 SILVER EXCHANGE II: 2001 Oldenburg gelding by Landjunge x Lavallo
DAVID MCPHERSON (GBR), David McPherson: 0/61.20

10 HELLO BOYO: 2003 Selle Francais gelding by Kannan x Cygnus D Odyssee
TINA FLETCHER (GBR), Lady Harris & Lady Kirkham: 0/64.36

11 CARISMA: 2002 Danish Warmblood mare by Willemoes x Racot
EMILIE MARTINSEN (DEN), Emilie Martensen: 0/65.18

12 AMOR VAN DE ROSTAL: 2000 Belgian Warmblood gelding by Peter Pan x Nimmerdor 147

Source: Jennifer Wood Media Inc.

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