San Juan de Capistrano, California, USA – April 01, 2021 – The second week of the Spring Classic got underway last Thursday and it was William Simpson (USA) and Chacco P who powered their way to victory in the $40,000 Welcome Speed Stake at Showpark.
The American and the 12-year-old bay Mecklenburg gelding (Chacco-Blue x Elite) overcame all the 1.50m obstacles set on the course before accelerating across the finish line blazing fashion, leaving the field in the dust with their time of 67.149 seconds.
Chandler Meadows (USA) and Christy JNR (Indoctro x Clinton I) were the closest ones, earning silver honors in 70.597 seconds.
Before going on to win the $100,000 Inn at the Mission Grand Prix three days later, Luis Sabino Gonçalves (POR) teamed up with Argan de Beliard (Mylord Carthago& HN x Ahorn) to produce a penalty-free effort in 72.033 seconds, a mark that would earn them a third-place in the contest.
Final Results – $40,000 Gold Tour Welcome Speed Stake
1) William Simpson (USA) & Chacco P– 0 / 67.149
2) Chandler Meadows (USA) & Christy JNR – 0 / 70.597
3) Luis Sabino (POR) & Argan de Beliard – 0 / 72.033
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