Tétouan, Morocco – October 4, 2019 – Ramzy Al Duhami (KSA) and High Quality J were the winners of the €25,000 Qualifier (Group A) yesterday for the World Cup Grand Prix CSI 4*-W during the second day of the first leg of the Morocco Royal Tour in Tétouan, Morocco.
Over 125 combinations set to challenge Uliano Vezzani‘s (ITA) 1.45m course and as a result of the high number of participants, the class was divided into two groups. Time was not a major issue for most of the contestants although speed would be a decisive factor in determining those who would qualify for the feature class next Sunday.
Neither the triple nor the double combination alongside the tribune caused havoc for the first challengers to compete in the speed class. However, the rollback to the green oxer posed a greater challenge to some of the first combinations in the beginning of the contest. Most of the following riders figured it out, some going a bit wider.
Ramzy Al Duhami (KSA) & High Quality J during the awards ceremony
In the end, Ramzy Al Duhami (KSA) and High Quality J claimed top honors in Group A. The Saudi and the 12-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood gelding (Quadrillo x Nabab de Reve) blazed across the finish line in 62.79 seconds for the victory.
Roberto Tuchetto (ITA) was the runner-up aboard Adare (Royal Bravour x Burggraaf), backed by a penalty-free effort in 65.60 seconds.
With a full house and many of his countrymen cheering for him, Abdelkebir Ouaddar (MAR) and Istanbull v.h. Ooievaarshof (Casall Ask x Pandora vh Ooievaarshof) rounded out the top with no penalties and a time of 67.30 seconds.
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