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Masterful Musa secures victory on day one of LGCT Doha

Thursday, 02 March 2023
CSI5* LGCT Doha 2023

Photo © Longines Global Champions Tour Francisco José Mesquita Musa and Carte de Blue PS Marathon. Photo © Longines Global Champions Tour.


Edited press release from Longines Global Champions Tour



Day one of the 2023 Longines Global Champions Tour season kicked off in spectacular style with 53 riders from 19 different countries taking to Al Shaqab’s incredible Longines Arena. The CSI5* 1.45m speed class saw a collection of blistering times as riders fought it out for top podium position.

Ultimately taking the win, Francisco José Mesquita Musa (BRA) and Carte de Blue PS Marathon (Cartoon x Chacco-Blue) posted a time of 55.52 seconds – 2.41 seconds ahead of Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) and Crack Balou (Balou du Reventon x Chacco-Blue). Rounding out the podium in third place was young talent Lily Attwood (GBR) with her Karibou Horta (Landor S x For Pleasure), just 0.08 seconds behind Gaudiano.

Speaking of his win, Musa commented on his impressive partner Carte de Blue PS Marathon: "I am really happy, he jumped amazing today. My horse is natural at faster… Emanuele was fast, and usually my horse makes the same strides in the lines as him, but today my horse was a little bit faster."

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