Vejer de La Frontera – March 03, 2023 – Last to go, the fast Moroccan rider, El Ghali Boukaa (MAR) with A Kyss, owned by Karim Tazi, won the first €27,100 Longines Ranking Speed Challenge CSI 2* class this week here at the XXIX Andalucía Sunshine Tour, sponsored kindly by La Consejería de Turismo, Cultura y Deporte and co-financed by the European Union.
The Moroccan rider and thethe 13-year-old bay Selle Français mare (Diamant de Semilly x Cabdula du Rillard) went into the arena ready for action and flew around the course, knocking the two grey mares that, up to that point were in equal first, off of the top of the podium; and they did it in great style in just 65.57 seconds.
This meant that Belgian, Cyril Cools (BEL) with Cloe GP Z (Corrdino x Takashi van Berkenbroek), owned by the Heritage Stud Ltd and Kendra Claricia Brinkop (GER) with Ma Belle (Ugano Sitte x Bayard d’Elle), owned by Stephex Stables, had to share second place on the podium, as they both had the time of 65.75s for their rounds.
Final Results – €27,100 Speed Challenge CSI 2*
1) El Ghali Boukaa (MAR) & A Kyss – 0 – 65.57
2) Cyril Cools (BEL) & Chloe GP Z – 0 – 65.75
2) Kendra Claricia Brinkop (GER) & Ma Belle – 0 – 65.75
Source: Press Release (edited) from Andalucía Sunshine Tour
Photo: © Sunshine Tour / Moises Basallote Fotografia
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