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Guerdat hits form, while Ribas is Best of Brazil

Sunday, 04 September 2011

Steve Guerdat hits form in Rio, to take home the 1.45 class on Nino des Buissonnets. Photo by Stefano Grasso/GCT.Click here for full results from Rio.

Steve Guerdat is certainly on the path of finding back to his winning ways. On Saturday he won the 1.45 class on the promising ten year old French-bred Nino des Buissonnets (Kannan x Narcos) after two clear rounds, and a time almost a second faster than the one that belonged to his fellow team rider Janika Sprunger on JL’s Komparse (Kolibri x Kronenkranich xx).

Rolf-Göran Bengtsson was third on the wonderful stallion Carusso LS La Silla (Montebello La Silla x Joost). Five of the 44 riders in the class produced double clears.

It was Carlo Motta Ribas who headed the class Best of Brazil after two clear rounds on Ronaldo (Ahorn x Stuyvesant). Ribas’ time in the second round was over a second faster than that of runner-up Alvaro de Miranda, who was riding Eric van der Vleuten’s former star AD Tomboy (Emilion x Ahorn). The win in the class that consisted of fourteen Brazilian riders made Ribas 13.000 Euro richer.

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