The Israeli rider and Gemma W were 2nd in last year's World Cup class here; top Canadian was Vanessa Mannix riding Carmela Z, who placed 4th.
Canada's Mario Deslauriers places 5th riding Bardolina 2; Nayel Nassar wins the $78,000 Hampton Classic 2* Grand Prix.
Over 10,000 boisterous spectators watched the show jumpers have their turn in the Rolex Stadium over Guilherme Jorge's challenging track.
Canada's Tiffany Foster places 5th in the $146,000 Challenge Cup riding Hamilton as the last week of the season gets underway.
The US rider scored the win aboard Kalinka Van’t Zorgvliet, a mare he calls "hot, a bit wacky, a little small, and has an inverted-type jump."
The Israeli rider edged McLain Ward and Contagious for the victory; Canadian Mario Deslauriers rode Uris de la Roque to 4th place.
Questions over the status of a corporate owner mean that Israel’s first-ever Olympic jumping team must manage without its anchor rider.
Daniel Bluman of Israel raced to a first-place finish aboard Colestina H in the $72,000 Joe DiMaggio Children's Health Specialty Center 1.50m Qualifier.
In a cliff-hanger of a competition, Team Israel snatched the single spot on offer at the Olympic Jumping Qualifier at Maxima Park in Moscow (RUS).
Daniel Bluman and Sancha LS won the Old Salem Farm Jumper Classic CSI3* at Old Salem Farm, while Mario Deslauriers was third with Amsterdam 27.
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