THE three-star ESP Pre-Charity at Palm Beach International Equestrian Centre in Wellington, Florida, reached its pinnacle on Sunday morning when home rider Kent Farrington gallop to victory in the $137,000 Noltrex Vet Grand Prix aboard Kaprice.

From 45 starters, 16 made it through to the 1.50m jump-off and Farrington posted the fastest time of 39.28 seconds to win the top prize of $45,200, ahead of compatriot Brian Moggre and MTM Vivre le Reve who were just fractions slower in 39.79. Leslie Howard completed the podium aboard Donna Speciale (0/0 39.98).