Portuguese rider Hugo Tavares took advantage at home to win in the CSI3* Two Phase 1.45m. (Photo © oneclick)
Portuguese rider Hugo Tavares was solid at home to take his first week’s victory at CSI3* Vilamoura against 79 pairs.
Maintaining a solid pace on course designed by Bernardo Costa Cabral, winner Hugo Tavares with the 14-year-old gelding Phebus du Fief (Echo des Forets II x Prince Ig’OR) dominated the CSI3* Two Phases 1.45m with a prize bag of €24,600 and the award of 50 World Ranking Points for Tavares.
Being the first FEI event Portuguese win in the Champions Tour – Vilamoura 2017 this week, Hugo Tavares outperformed yesterday’s winner Britain Laura Renwick, who was only 40 hundredths of a second up with her 9-year-old mare Mhs Washington (Obos Quality x Cavalier Royale) and third place was by Irish rider Darragh Kenny alongside 11-year-old gelding Chakito (Chacco Blue x Padarco) in 32.81 seconds.
The fourth place was for another house rider with Duarte Seabra and his 9-year-old mare Axelle M Z (Andiamo Z x Cor of La Bryere) marking a time of 33.11 seconds.
Passing to the Latino Ranking Felipe Ramos Guinato of Brazil closed the Top 5 with his fifth place, result that allowed him to add 30 World Ranking Points with the 13-year-old gelding Zenzero (Kashmir Van Schuttershof x Burggraaf) and his time of 33.29 seconds. Also maintained within the points by Pan American Ranking the American rider Kerry McCahill accompanied by the 12-year-old stallion Vatson Sitte (Cardento x Chellano Z) at 16th place.
Out of the points among by the Latinos were Bernardo Naveillan of Chile in 21st place with 8-year-old mare Daisy du Grand Moustier (Quaser de l’Ile x Fidji du Fleury) in field of 4 fouls, Brazilian Francisco José Mesquita Musa finishing 25th with the 12-year-old gelding Filou Imperial Egyptian (Querlybet Hero x Ahorn Z) in 4 faults and his fellowman Aidr Abreu Junior in 38th position with the 10-year-old gelding Hunter van het Indihof (Bentley van de Heffinck x Mr . Blue) passing the first phase.