The invitational Grand Prix at the Sunshine Tour saw Matthew Sampson and Kavanagh IV (Kannan x Carousel) winning yet again. The two also won the Grand Prix last weekend, and repeated their winning recipe for a second weekend in a row. Eight riders were double clear, and closest to the British rider came Julien Epaillard on the Casall-son Cristallo A LM who was 1.66 seconds behind in the jump-off. Third place went to Reynald Angot aboard the Rosire-daughter Palawane de Sully, also this pair French.
At the Toscana Tour in Arezzo, home rider Juan Carlo Garcia won the Gold Tour Grand Prix. Aboard Blue Boy V. Berkenbroeck (Poorboy x Latano), Garcia produced one of the three double clears of the class – crossing the finish line at a time of 45.13 seconds in the jump-off. Runner-up was the always fast Roger-Yves Bost on Nippon d’Elle (Scherif d'Elle x Narcos II), who had the time of 47.09 seconds. Dutch rider Hendrik-Jan Schuttert ended third riding Up to Date HS (Kigali x Gandor F), also he double clear at a time of 47.70 seconds.
The two star Grand Prix at the Spring Tour in Vidauban went to Thierry Rozier riding Tintero (Mr. Blue x Cash). The French rider had one of eight double clears, but was almost a second faster in the jump-off than runner-up Frederic Bouvard on Primaghju de Nanzca (Siego AA x Jalienny) – securing double French on top. Franco Francesco was third on Cassandra.
The Gold Tour Grand Prix at Oliva Nova went to Gilles Beltran de Balanda on Böckmann’s Lazio (Lancer II x Cord de la Bryere). The French rider had one of four double clears in the class, but had the fastest time of the day in the jump-off at 40.09. Not far behind at 40.30 came Abdelkebir Ouaddar on Quickly de Kreisker (Diamant de Semilly x Laudanum), while German rider Rene Tebbl was third on Cooper 75 (Colman x Limbus).
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