Arezzo, Italy – March 27, 2022 – Francisco Musa (BRA) and Carte de Blue PS Marathon mastered the course and the competition en route to victory in the €52,100 Goldspan Grand Prix CSI 3* last Sunday during the first week of the Toscana Tour CSI 3* at the Arezzo Equestrian Centre.
The oustanding brazilian rider teamed up with the 2012 chestnut Oldenburg gelding (Cartoon 21 x Chacco-Blue) for the victory, overcoming 12 other combinations in the tiebreaker, doing so by posting a penalty-free performance in 34.46 seconds.
Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA) and Naiade d’Elsendam Z (Nabab de Reve x Quattro B) were not too far off the pace of the eventual winners, finishing second in 35.16 seconds.
Three different nations climbed onto the podium as Christoph Obernauer (AUT) and Kleons Renegade (Quintero x Stakkato) rode towards bronze honors, the margin between them as the latter two being even tighter. The duo were fourteen tenths slower than the latter combination.
Final Results – €52,100 Goldspan Italia Grand Prix of Arezzo CSI 3*
1) Francisco Musa (BRA) & Carte de Blue PS Marathon – 0 / 0 – 34.46
2) Piergiorgio Bucci (ITA) & Naiade d’Elsendam Z – 0 / 0 – 35.16
3) Christoph Obernauer (AUT) & Kleons Renegade – 0 / 0 – 35.30
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Photos: © Arezzo Equestrian Centre