ph. Stefano Grasso/LGCT
Scott Brash wins the CSI5* 1.45 Prize of Repsol & the CSI5* 1.45 Prize of King’s College in Madrid…
The World No1 may have had an unlucky four faults with his Olympic horse Hello Sanctos in the first round of Saturday night’s feature Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix, but in Sunday’s speed classes he has been virtually unbeatable. Brash won the CSI5* 1.45m this afternoon in front of crowds of families enjoying the beautiful Spanish sunshine at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. Second was Luca Moneta (ITA) and Jesus de la Commune, and 3rd Doda Miranda (BRA) and AD Argos.
Brash won by over 1.50 seconds from the speedy Italian, who was also placed 2nd behind the Briton in yesterday’s speed class. Brash had the benefit of the draw, coming later on in the class which saw many clears from the 26-strong start list. Doda de Miranda was first to set the time to beat of 59.21 from 16th to go. Moneta then shaved over two seconds off the Brazilian’s time with some tight turns and fast riding, but Scott Brash and his relatively new mount Hello Annie showed once again just how quick they are over the ground to claim their second win of the show.
Scott Brash (GBR) and Hello Annie won this Saturday afternoon’s CSI5* 1.45 Prize of Repsol in fine style ahead of the feature Grand Prix event; the Longines Global Champions Tour of Madrid Grand Prix. Aboard a mare he took over from Britain’s Tina Fletcher, Scott has worked his magic on the hot-blooded mare to transform the small bay into somewhat of a rather competitive speed mount.
Brash came from the later half of the draw to better Luca Moneta (ITA) and Jesus de la Commune’s time by almost half a second, pushing the Italian into 2nd. Many riders came close to bettering his time but could not quite do it, with the top five all finishing within one second of each other. Italy had a strong result with Emanuele Gaudiano and Caesario 6 claiming 3rd.