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Close race as James Paterson-Robinson wins Saturday's Gold Tour in Linz

Sunday, 08 May 2016
CSIO4* Linz 2016

James Paterson-Robinson and Riboy d''Alimat en route to victory in Linz. Photo (c) sIBIL sLEJKO.
James Paterson-Robinson and Riboy d''Alimat en route to victory in Linz. Photo (c) sIBIL sLEJKO.

It does not get much closer than it did in Saturday's Prize of Newsport in Linz, as Australia's James Paterson-Robinson beat Czech rider Ales Opatrny by 0.02 seconds. Riding the 11-year-old gelding Riboy d''Alimat (Dollar de la Pierre x Udanum) in this Gold Tour speed class, Paterson-Robinson stopped the clock on 74.25 seconds. 

Ales Opatrny gave it a very good go on the 9-year-old mare Quinta (Quintero x Cassini), but crossed the finish line 0.02 seconds behind and had to settle for the runner-up position. Spain's Santiago Nunez Riva finished third on Monalisa LS (Montebello la Silla x Grannus) in 76.75 seconds, while fourth place went to home rider Christoph Obernauer on Magic (Quidam de Revel x Argentinus). 

 


Source: Press release from Linzer Pferdefestival // Picture © sIBIL sLEJKO



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