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Suarez and Parot on top in Madrid

Friday, 02 May 2014

Gonzalo Anon Suarez took a popular home win on Tobias in Madrid on Friday. Photo by World of Showjumping.It was a home win in the first five star class of the day at the Longines Global Champions Tour in Madrid, as Spanish rider Gonzalo Anon Suarez took the win in the 1.45 speed class. Many of the riders used the class to school their horses ahead of tomorrow's Grand Prix – but the home rider gave his all in front of the Spanish audience and left the ring as the leader aboard Tobias (Lux x Fedor) after a clear round in 60.82 seconds early on in the class. Closest to Suarez came last-to-go Eugeine Angot on Davendy S (Kashmir van Schuttershof x Pachat II) for France in 61.14 seconds, while Portugal's Luis Sabino Gonçalves was third on Imperio Egipcio Rivage (Jarnac Sf x Fort de la Cour) in this speed class.

The biggest five star class of the day was a 1.50 speed class, and it went to Samuel Parot on Whisper HE. Coming in a little over half way in this 49-rider class the rider from Chile produced a blistering fast round around the thirteen fence track – shaving off over a second on leading rider Harrie Smolder's time. Harrie set a near unbeatable target as first to go on the speed machine Regina Z (Rex Z x Savoy Hanover) but had to see himself beaten by Parot. Third place went to Roger Yves Bost on his relatively new ride Poker des Dames (Nabab de Reve x Hurlevent).

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