Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico – Sunday, February 23, 2020 – Francisco Pasquel (MEX) and Manzano triumphed in the MXN $1,070,000 Banorte Grand Prix CSI 2* last Sunday during the first week of the Equsport CSI 2*/3*/4* at the Balvanera Polo & Golf Club in Santiago de Querétaro, State of Querétaro, Mexico.
Forty-three out of the forty-four entries entered the ring for the highly contested 1.45m challenge, with six out out of the seven combinations that cleared the first round choosing to take part in the jump-off.
Francisco Pasquel (MEX) & Manzano
Pasquel and the 12-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood gelding (Numero Uno x Artos Z) left the other five pairs in the dust, registering another penalty-free effort when crossing the timers in 48.77 seconds for the victory.
Paola Amilibia (MEX) and V.I.P also left all the poles up for no penalties at the end of their two performances, finishing second due to their jump-off time of 49.57 seconds.
Sofia Larrea (MEX) and Gigolo (Cicero Z x Quickfeuer van Koekshof) completed the all-Mexican podium for the host nation as the faster of the two combinations with four penalty-points in the tiebreaker, going through the finish line in 45.29 seconds.
Champagne shower for Francisco Pasquel (MEX) on the podium.
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Source: Equsport via Marilly Meyer
Photos: © Anwar Esquivel