DEVON, Pa.--Jimmy Torano of Mohrsville, Pa., shipped in to the Devon Fall Classic for the $25,000 Classic and won the biggest class of the show on Saturday evening, Sept. 16.
Riding Kochio Z, Torano was one of only two clean in the 10 horse jump-off from a starting field of 27.
He was second to last to go i the jump-off, and took that advantage to finish clean in 40.645, beating Eleanor Kunsman on Jermaine HX, clean in 41.0684.
Arielle Aharoni, winner of the Speed Stake Friday evening, was the fastest of the four faulters to place third in 38.237, with Alex Matz on GK Finette fourth with 4 faults in the jump-off in 39.541, and Devin Ryan on Hangover was fifth, also with 4 faults in 41.073.
"I got Kochip in Florida last year," said Torano. "He's jumped plenty of grand prix and has won several in Kentucky and Tryon. He's very, very careful and very, very competitive."
"I'M GETTING him ready to step up to the next level," said Torano. "I showed him in a 5* at Southampton and in a 4* at HITS. He hasn't jumped a true 1.60m course yet."
"It was an amazing crowd,"said Torano. "It wasn't as big as Thursday evening at Devon, but it was as big as a Saturday evening at Devon. It was a serious crowd."
The number of spectators Saturday evening at the Fall Classic topped the numbers from the previous years.
Kara Jones on End Game had the only clear round in the $7,500 High Junior/Amateur Classic to win over Emma Brody on Charlie PS, who had 4 faults in the jump-off, and James Leone on Galliano LW was third with 8 faults in the jump-off.