Italian rider Piergiorgio Bucci took the win in a tight two-phases class, being the difference of 1 hundredth of a second again Harry Charles of Great Britain. (Photo © shot-photos.com)
Italian rider Piergiorgio Bucci take the victory at CSI3* Vilamoura with a 1-cent second advantage during the €24,600 CSI3* Two Phases 1.45m.
Great emotion for the second day in Portugal when Piergiorgio Bucci with the 10-year-old gelding Heartbreaker Vd Achterhoe (Bentley van de Heffinck x Catando Z) recorded a time of 25.04 seconds earning him 50 World Ranking Points and his very adjusted victory against Harry Charles of Great Britain, who appeared with the 10-year-old gelding Victor (Vanoverbeek x Ouche de Muze) culminating in 25.05 seconds.
The advantage was kept very tight until fifth place, where no one could catch up to Piergiorgio Bucci and finished in third place Irish rider Darragh Kenny along with the 9-year-old stallion Sandetto (Sandro Boy x Chellano Z) in 25.08 seconds, fourth place for also Irishman Harry Marshall with the 10-year-old stalionl Chrirokko M (Diamant de Semilly x Chin Chin) in 25.11 seconds and fifth place for British Emma Stoker with her 12-year-old mare Townhead Talulah V (Tabasco La Silla x Calvados) in 25.17 seconds.
Going to the Latino Ranking none of its representatives managed to get World Ranking Points, achieving the best result Francisco Jose Mesquita Musa of Brazil in 21st place with the 12-year-old gelding Filou Imperio Egipcio (Querlybert Hero x Ahorn Z) in 4 faults his two phases. His countryman Felipe Ramos Guinato followed him in box 33rd with the 13-year-old gelding Zenzero (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Burggraaf) enhancing a single phase as did Bernardo Naveillan from Chile, who appeared with the 8-year-old mare Voisine Normandie (Notrestar Dela Nutria x Kannan*Gfe) in 39th position and Adir Abreu Junior of Brazil escorted him at 40th accompanied by the 10-year-old gelding Hunter van het Indihof (Bentley van de Heffinck x Mr. Blue).
For his part Mauricio Ruiz of Colombia totaled 8 fouls in the first phase, leaving him ranked 49th with 9-year-old gelding Dakota (Stakkato x Wolkenstein II) and Mexican rider Jose Alfredo Hernandez Ortega for the second day in a row, opting for the retirement in this opportunity with the 9-year-old stallion Grupo Prom Isidor Carcaletto (Cardento I x Concorde).