In the Portuguese Vilamoura, the prize ‘Horseware’ has just been ridden; This class was a qualifier for the Grand Prix of tomorrow. 86 combinations entered the show ring for the 1,40m class. 24 of them jumped a clear first round and came back for the jump-off.
In that jump-off it was home rider Duarte Seabra who speeded to victory. He and his Wannehave (f. Numero Uno) left the wood untouched and finished in 34,91 seconds. With this time he was faster than the Dutch rider Johnny Pals who ended on second place with Anna Jo (f. Acodetto). They jumped a clear jump-off in 35,15 seconds. The top three was completed by Luis Sabino Gonçalves and Hilde Imperio Egipcio (f. Kannan). They crossed the finish line ing 35,43 seconds.
The rest of the top five colored all in the French colors. Julien Gonin ended on fourth place with Well Done (f. VDL Sheraton). Nicolas Deseuzes took account of the fifth place with Ulloa du Trefle (f. Sheraton).
In the 1,35m class, it were the British rider who ruled the show. The victory went to Lucy Guild and Hugana Van’T Heike (f. Con Spirito). They jumped a fast clear round. The second and the third place went to Timothy Page. For the second place he saddled is 12-year old geldibng Steady the Helm (f. Tikkanen), for the third place he took his KWPN mare Elvera (f. Amadeus) out of her stable.
Sophie Fawcett (Quite Cadiz) and Luca Ruxandariu (Bamboo) ended respectively on fourth and fifth place.
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