The British rider Laura Renwick did it again and won the Vilamoura Grand Prix for second time. (Photo © oneshot-photos.com)
British rider Laura Renwick completed a formidable week at the close of Vilamoura Champions Tour 2017, adding her second Grand Prix.
Looking practically unbeatable Laura Renwick became the main figure this year of the CSI3* Vilamoura, especially the last three weeks, where she got a total of six wins during the Champions Tour season.
Appearing today with the 11-year-old gelding Bintang II (Tangelo van de Zuuthoeve x Orlando), Laura Renwick showed the way in the jump-off round by posting a time of 36.08 seconds, thus achieving her second victory in a Grand Prix at Vilamoura, after waiting for more than three years to conquer the top honors of the stellar class.
Attached to her strategy, the British rider Laura Renwick secured 50 World Ranking Points by occupying the first place on course designed by Italian Elio Travagliati, while second place was by French Reynald Angot with the 11-year-old mare Symphonie des Biches (Kannan*Gfe Kwpn x Damiro B*HN), stopping the clock 11 hundredths of a second slower in 36.19 seconds.
By the Latino Ranking Luiz Felipe de Azevedo Filho remained close to the strong fight for the victory, being only 12 hundredths of a second behind the winner and 1 hundredth above Angot, getting the third place with the 11-year-old stallion Chacito (Chacco-Blue x Daimler) in time of 36.20 seconds and get 40 World Ranking Points with its result. Also his fellowman Joao Victor Castro finished inside the points in 12th position, being out of the jump-off to total 4 fouls in his regular round accompanied by the 11-year-old gelding Quentin PJ (Quidam de Revel x Escudo 19).
Out of the points were Mauricio Ruiz from Colombia in box 23rd next to the 9-year-old gelding Dakota (Stakkato x Wolkenstein II) in 8 fouls, Bernardo Naveillan from Chile with the 9-year-old gelding Ugo du Barquet (Diamant de Semilly x Count Ivor) followed in 42nd place accumulating 20 fouls and Brazilians Adir Abreu Juniro with the 9-year-old gelding Andreas Spb Z (Air Jordan Z x Lan Daris) and Felipe Ramos Guinato with the 13-year-old gelding Zenzero (Kashmir Van Schuttershof x Burggraaf) retired.
The French Adeline Hecart and Andreas Knippling of Germany occupied the fourth and fifth places.