Derek McCoppin from Ireland was second on Zaire and the Spanish rider Alfonso Arango on Tahiti D’Auge was third. The Dutch rider, Vincent Voorn on Dante, was fourth and the Czech rider Emma Augier de Moussac on Diva, was fifth.
In the Hipotel sponsored, 1.50m, Big Class today Alberto Zorzi riding Living the Dream,was the clear winner in just 67.56 sec and despite the best attempts of the other riders, the Italian rider proved unbeatable. This win today and his win in the last Small Grand Prix riding Danique, shows just how well his stable of horses are going at the moment.
Derek McCoppin on Zaire took second place in 69.55 sec. Alfonso Arango on Tahití d’Auge was third in 69.60 sec, with Vincent Voorn on Dante in fourth and Emma Augier de Moussac on Diva in fifth.
In the 1.45m Big Tour C, there was a Spanish win for Alberto Márquez Galobardes on Croupier V in 34.02 sec in the second phase. Second was Matthew Sampson on Ebolensky for Great Britain in 35.62 sec, and in third was the Swedish ride Angelie Von Essen on One Manin in 35.74 sec. In fourth and fifth were the Spanish rider Paola Amilibia on Tanzan de Flandre and the greek rider Ioli Mytilineou on Con Amore 6.
In the Big Tour B, 1.40m class, the British rider Robert Bevis took the win on Etude, in second was the German rider Katharina Offer on Amarit D’Amour. The British riders, Richard Barton on Donata, Lance Whitehouse on Cartino III and Theo Sampson on Touch of Chilli took third, fourth and fifth places.
In the 1.35m A2 Class, there was another British win this time from Jordan Thompson on Eclips V. Second was the Columbian rider Nicolás Toro on Diamond of Minka. Third was Diego Pérez on Candy Girl III and in fourth and fifth the British riders, Joe Whitaker on Finesse V.D. Watertoren and Lance Whitehouse on Miss Belverdere.
In the A1, Jaime Gabarrón from Spain won with Brioni de Vidau. In second was the British rider Mark Armstrong on Balougio III and third was another Spaniard, Salvador García on Ernesto. In fourth was the Swedish rider Linda Heed on Ma Cab J and fourth was the Belgian rider Karel Cox on Okidoki Van T Gelutt Z.
In the Medium Tour C there was a British 1st and 2nd with Kayleigh Watts adding yet another rosette to her collection from this year’s Tour. Abbe Burchmore-Eames on Wilandri E was second, again adding to her successes here at the Tour. In third was the Dutch rider Micky Morssinkhof on It’s Easy, Otti Verdú from Spain was fourth on Top Lulu and in fifth was another Dutch rider, Frederique Lebon on Estella W.
In the Medium Tour B, there was also a British 1st and 2nd. Abbe Burchmore-Eames was yet again in the rosettes, this time riding Castianeira and taking first place and Jodie Hall Mcateer on Colette took second place. The Irish rider Alan O’Regan on Liberation took third, with the Brazilian rider Caio Carvalho on Aimee N in fourth. Sonia Leena Hungerbuhler from Finland was fifth on Air Rose Z.
In the Medium Tour A, there was a Spanish 1st and 2nd, from Nerea Garaygordobil on Mira do Pegullall and Inés Hernández on Glannox. In third was Paul Beecher from Ireland on Asti 71 and in fourth Francisca Vaz Guedes on LB Caillou for Portugal. In fifth place was the French rider Erwan Cadiou on Vista du Ponant.
The Small Tour winners were: Eleanor Hall Mcateer on Dazzle II in Section C. Shiekh Samir Mirdad on Mirdads Nayyyarat Alra in Section B and Kayleigh Watts on Falballa de Messitert in Section A.
Congratulations to all the winners in this truly international field of competitors here at the Tour. Tomorrow we have another 11 classes, including two Longines Ranking Classes that are set at 1.45 and 1.50m. These two classes offer the final opportunity for ten more riders to qualify for the last places available in Sunday’s Invitational Grand Prix, the highlight of the XXIII Sunshine Tour.