British riders were on dominant form on the Spanish Sunshine Tour last weekend (9 March), clocking a win and both runners-up spots in the 2 grand prix.
Robert Whitaker rode his parents’ (John and Clare) stallion, Catwalk IV (pictured top), into 2nd place in the 1.60m €50,000 Sunshine Tour IV Grand Prix with a double clear just over 1sec behind the winner.
Suffolk’s Tim Page (Santa Cruise) took 5th spot, with another double clear, while Scottish rider Douglas Duffin was the fastest four-faulter to finish 6th, riding Quidam BZ.
Kayleigh Watts, from Hertfordshire, landed the €2,000 Classic Tour Grand Prix with Robert Smith’s Rooney IV. The Brits featured highly in the placings, too, with Abbe Burchmore-Eames (Wilandri E) 2secs adrift as runner-up, and Sophie Ryan (Pacco Du Bourg) 4th.
Sunshine Tour Grand Prix 1.60m
- Zipper (S Alvarez Moya, ESP) 0,0,37.29secs
- Catwalk IV (R Whitaker, GBR) 0,0,38.37
- Fidux (E Alvarez Aznar, ESP) 0,0,40.35
- Vagabond De La Pomme (P Leprevost, FR) 0,0,40.74
- Santa Cruise (T Page, GBR) 0,0,43.48
- Quidam BZ (D Duffin, GBR) 0,4,41.27
Classic Tour Grand Prix
- Rooney IV (K Watts, GBR) 0,0,38.37secs
- Wilandri E (A Burchmore Eames, GBR) 0,0,40.50
- Benito (M Longem Valdar, NOR) 0,0,44.85
- Pacco Du Bourg (S Ryan, GBR) 0,0,45.58
- Perfect Rouge (EP Garson, RSA) 0,0,46
- Ananaz (A Frutuoso de Melo, POR) 0,0,48.32