Spanish rider Sergio Alvarez Moya won the third FEI class of the LGCT Cascais, which served for the second GCL competition. Gregory Wathelet of Belgium second. (Photo © Stefano Grasso)
Spanish rider World Number 12 Sergio Álvarez Moya stopped the clock in 65.15 seconds to secure 130 FEI Ranking Points with his victory, beating Belgian rider Gregory Wathelet by 1.03 seconds.
Presenting himself with the 16-year-old gelding Carlo (Contender x Cascavelle) owned by Marta Ortega, Sergio Álvarez Moya led in a masterful way, to continue consolidating himself as one of the best rider today and overcoming Gregory Wathelet, who presented himself with the 13-year-old stallion Eldorado van het Vijverhof (Thunder van de Zuuthoeve x Omar).
The class also counted as the second competition of the Global Champions League, was the course designed by German Frank Rothenberger with 44 pairs, represented the second victory of Alvarez Moya in the 2017 Longines Global Champions Tour.
The Top five finishers were completed by fastest Bertram Allen of Ireland in third alongside mare Molly Malone V (Kannan x Cavalier) with a time of 67.15 seconds, for fourth place Henrik von Eckermann of Sweden in 67.63 seconds with the 10-year-old stallion Chacanno (Chacco-Blue x Kannan) and fifth place for Ben Maher of Great Britain accompanied by the 13-year-old mare Quilata (Quidam of Revel x Latus I).
The Pan American Ranking had Georgina Bloomberg of the United States as the best placed in sixth with the 12-year-old mare Manodie II H (Carthago x Zeus), while for the Latinos stood the Brazilian Yuri Mansur in the nine position recording a time of 75.82 seconds with the 11-year-old mare Babylotte (Dollar du Murier x Concorde) and Venezuelan rider Emanuel Andrade with the 12-year-old stallion Ricore Courselle (Quincy x Alme) exceeded the time allowed to be penalized with 1 foul in 13th.