CSI 4*

Billy Twomey & Kimba Flamenco Victorious in €65,200 Sunshine Tour Grand Prix CSI 4*

2018.03.05.99.99 Sunshine CSI 4 GP Billy Twomey & Kimba Flamenco Moises Ballote

Billy Twomey was the well deserved winner of this week’s FEI, Longines Ranking 4*, Big GP, which was kindly sponsored by the Junta de Andalucía, with prize money totalling 65.200 euros. Riding Kimba Flamenco he flew around a testing jump off course in just 36.43sec, beating the other nine riders that had achieved clears, from the 47 entries in the first round. The course was designed by Varela and was a testing  4* track. Michael Viehweg riding Lord Of Pezi, was close behind the winner’s time in just 36.50sec and Eduardo Álvarez Aznar, riding Uqualin Du Saulcy, took third place in 37.18sec. Another Spanish rider, Manuel Fernández Saro on Usador Du Rouet was fourth and in equal fifth were, Carlo Pfyffer from Switzerland on Giulio 8 and British rider Holly Smith on Heart’s Destiny .

In the FEI, Longines Ranking Big Tour C class, at 1.45m, the very consistent Olivier Robert on Forest Gump 29 repeated his win for a second day running. His time of  58.24sec was too fast for the German rider Marcel Marschall to match with his horse  Crystal 17, whose time was 59.09sec. In third and fourth were the Spanish riders Julio Arias Cueva on Armani Des Maraichers and Gonzalo Añón Suarez on Ad Amigo B. In Fifth was the British rider Daniel Neilson on Newton Nickel.

In the Big Tour B class there was a win for Israel, Elad Yaniv riding Tittut. British rider  Kirstie Leightley was second on Thais D’La Verrerie and third was the Columbian rider Rene López, on Univers De Maugre.

In the Big Tour A2, the Belgian rider Virginie Thonon had another successful day and took the win on Kamara Du Chabus. British riders took second and third places Georgina Crumley, on Haifa O.L and Harriet Nuttal on Silver Lift (resp).

In the Big Tour A1 the winner was Faye Adams (GBR) on Demograf, Jaime Gabarrón  ESP), was second on Gabanna and Jordan Gann (GBR), on Lakeland Dancer, was third.

In the FEI, Longines Ranking, Medium Tour GP there was a Brazilian win. This class was also sponsored by the Junta de Andalucía and the winner, Caio Carvalho beat 18 other riders in the jump off phase to take the win. Riding Cheindira he completed the course in 36.95 sec, with Armando Trapote (ESP) and Tinkerbell taking second place just behind in 37.40sec. The well known British rider Matthew Sampson on Ebolensky took third place in 37.50sec, with the Portuguese rider Joao Pedro Gomes, on Fonka taking fourth. Another British rider, Chloe Winchester, on The Dude was fifth.

Medium Tour B was won by the Spanish rider Kevin González De Zarate on Calipso Van De Bergdal Hoeve Z; in second place was the Portuguese rider Lucas Rosado, on Up Du Salbey and in third was South African rider Cara Frew, on Phebe Du Bief.

Medium Tour A was a British top three with Jodie Hall Mcateer, on Colette in first, Charlie Jones, on Trezanti in second and Jodie’s sister Eleanor Hall Mcateer, on Dazzle II in third.

Small Tour winners were: C; Abbe Burchmore-Eames (GBR), on Casti Aneir: B; Jason Foley (IRE), on Rare Diamond and A; Rachael Evison (GBR), on Scylla D’Ouilly.

Jumping continues on Tuesday with the Young Horse classes.

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Billy Twomey (IRL) & Kimba Flamenco

Full Results: http://sunshinetour.net/en/cuadro-de-resultados-en-detalle/?id=4771

Source: Press Release by Sunshine Tour – Circuito Hípico del Sol

Photo: © Moises Ballote Fotografia