David Marcus & Chrevi’s Capital at Kentucky CDI3* Extend String of Victories

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David Marcus and Chrevi's Capital. © 2012 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

LEXINGTON, Kentucky, May 25–David Marcus and Chrevi’s Capital, fresh from double victories at home in Canada, moved south of the border to claim the pair’s first win in his former homeland of the United States by taking the Kentucky Dressage Associaton CDI3* Grand Prix Friday in his campaign to win a place on the Canadian team at the Olympics in London in two months.

The score of 69.021 per cent was a personal best for the pair, with Pierre St. Jacques of Anthony Florida, and Lucky Tiger in second place on 68.702 per cent, the former Canadian who has ridden for the U.S. for the past 10 years, the only non-Canadian in the top six places. Diane Creech and Devon L were in third place on 68.191 per cent.

The result by David and the Deborah Kinzinger-owned 12-year-old Danish Warmblood gelding (Chrevi’s Lavallo x Indira Gandhi x Weinberg) in the Grand Prix on Friday came after last week’s victories in both the Grand Prix and the Olympic Grand Prix Special at the Milton, Ontario, CDI3*, the first competition in his new homeland for the Omaha, Nebraska, native since becoming a Canadian citizen last Christmas.

Pierre and Lucky Tiger, whose first competition for the United States was on the gold medal team at the Pan American Games in 2003, is on the periphery of qualifying for the U.S. Grand Prix Championships that will also be the selection trials for the American Olympic team. The CDI3* competitions at Kentucky and in Allentown, New Jersey, this weekend are the last opportunities to qualify for the U.S. trials.

“Today’s ride was so exciting for me and I know there’s still more potential for much bigger scores,” David said of Friday’s win that came after a 12-hour drive from Ontario to Kentucky .

“We had a very nice clean test with the exception of two small uncharacteristic mistakes.

“He’s feeling so fresh still after an almost 12-hour trip and coming off a CDI last weekend.”

Robert Dover, the U.S. six-time Olympian who was his coach during the winter when David competed Chrevi’s Capital in Florida in his debut season at Grand Prix and who was on hand last weekend, was not in Kentucky.

Instead, Nicholas Fyffe, the Florida-based Australian rider, helped in Lexington.

David and Chrevi’s Capital are scheduled to compete in the Olympic Grand Prix Special and then a decision will be made on the next stage of his campaign to win a place on the Canadian team for London.

Canadian Olympic selection is based on results of CDI3* and above events anywhere in the world up until June 17.

Results:

CDI3* 2009 FEI GRAND PRIX E: Minor-CAN  H: Hess-GER  C: McDonald-USA  M: Gurney-USA  B: Lopardo Grana-ARG 
E H C M B Total
1 CHREVI’S CAPITAL DAVID MARCUS
DEBORAH KINZINGER
CAN 69.574     69.362     67.234  
68.723  
70.213  
69.021% 
2 LUCKY TIGER PIERRE ST JACQUES
PIERRE ST JACQUES
USA 67.340     71.170  
68.085  
69.787  
67.128  
68.702% 
3 DEVON L DIANE EDNA CREECH
DOUG LEATHERDALE
CAN 67.553  
70.532  
68.298  
66.170  
68.404     68.191% 
4 D NIRO JACQUELINE BROOKS
BROOKHAVEN DRESSAGE INC
CAN 67.979      69.043  
66.383  
68.936  
66.809  
67.83% 
5 TRAVOLTA JONI LYNN PETERS
JONI LYNN PETERS
CAN 65.745     65.106  
67.766  
69.362  
65.532  
66.702% 
6 AYSCHA SHANNON DUECK
SHANNON DUECK
CAN 67.340     68.191  
64.681  
66.596  
65.638  
66.489% 
7 WILD ONE ARLENE PAGE
ARLENE PAGE
USA 68.191     65.000  
65.426  
65.851  
67.340  
66.362% 
8 CARAVELLA MEGAN LANE
MEGAN LANE
CAN 65.638  
68.617  
65.638  
65.957  
65.532  
66.277% 
9 LINDOR’S FINEST JAIMEY IRWIN
UTE BUSSE
CAN 64.787     67.340  
65.745  
66.702     66.489  
66.213% 
10 VIVA’S SALIERI TOM DVORAK
AUGUSTIN WALCH
CAN 62.340  
67.660  
65.745     66.277  
60.532  
64.511% 
11 DON KONTES DAVID MARCUS
DEBORAH KINZINGER
CAN 62.660  
63.404  
63.830  
64.787  
64.149  
63.766% 
12 PRESUMIDO MARTA RENILLA
MARTA RENILLA
ESP 63.191  
64.787     62.234     62.340     64.787  
63.468% 
13 RIFALLINO OLIVIA LAGOY-WELTZ
OLIVIA LAGOY-WELTZ
USA 60.957     63.617      63.511     62.660      61.809     62.511% 
14 PANDORRA MARINA PARRIS-WOODHEAD
MARINA PARRIS-WOODHEAD
USA 60.000     60.638  
59.787     57.660  
60.106     59.638% 
15 KONTESSA CHRISTY SCOTCH
CHRISTY SCOTCH
USA 59.787  
59.787  
57.872  
57.234     57.234  
58.383%